This afternoon, Scott Meis, the senior project and social media director at Carolyn Grisko & Associates, a Chicago strategic communications firm, presented a PR Daily webinar all about how to use Facebook for PR.
During the webinar, he offered the top 10 privacy settings for Facebook.
Here they are:
1. Use your friend lists. That way, you can group your networks together and create customized lists.
2. Remove yourself—if you want—from Facebook search results.
3. Remove yourself—if you want—from Google search.
4. Avoid the photo/video tag mistake. If you’re out on a weekend night and someone snaps photographs of you (doing something embarrassing, maybe), make sure you remove any tags on the pictures that will then show up on your wall.
5. Protect your own photo albums, that is, keep them private from certain members of your network if you like.
6. Customize your newsfeed. This way, you can prevent certain items from posting on your newsfeed.
7. Protect yourself from applications: Be careful which ones you try out on Facebook. The goofy ones may be too racy for certain members of your network.
8. Common sense: Avoid embarrassing wall posts.
9. Keep friendships private. Are you friends with someone and don’t want other members of your network to know about it? Go ahead and mark a friendship as private.
10. Make your contact information private. Of course, if you’re using Facebook for business only, then this might be a bad idea.
If you want to learn more about this webinar—including how to buy a recording of it—shoot me an e-mail. email@example.com.