Every so often I like to revisit my online privacy settings to see what I may be sharing and to whom I may be sharing it. This usually entails going to each of my social sites, digging around until I can find the privacy controls, and then checking the settings.
This really wasn’t that much of a problem in the early days of social sites, but as time passed, and as privacy requirements became more stringent, it started to look a lot like work. And, if you factor in new sites that I just “had” to have, it turned into a project. Can you relate?
I found a website today that can help with process of finding the Privacy pages on 20 different social sites. The commonly used sites of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Youtube and Google + are there as well as less commonly used sites and some I never heard of!
Using it is easy. Just click on the logo of the site you want to check and it will take you directly to the privacy page (if you are already logged in) or to the login page of the site. Once you login, you are taken to the privacy page.
Since there are no instructions given, you are left on your own in figuring out what the settings mean, but at least you are spared all of the digging around to find the privacy page.
After making adjustments, you can see what your public profile looks like if you have Facebook or Google+ accounts, you can perform a “people search” to see how Google sees you, and even apply several different privacy tools, to further “harden” your online profiles.
Head on over to http://adjustyourprivacy.com/ and check it out. Who knows, you might just prevent an embarrassing moment!