I’ve talked about Facebook privacy before and have highlighted a few tools that can help you gain control of your Facebook privacy. (http://realtytechbytes.com/three-websites-to-help-you-get-your-facebook-privacy-under-control) But, if you are like most, you probably said, “yeah, yeah, yeah Jerry. Why should I care?”. Perhaps you have nothing in your Facebook profile or your likes, or Apps, or your time line to be concerned about. But, do you know for sure?
Facebook recently rolled out Graph Search, Many people ignored it and moved on. But, that’s a big mistake, in my opinion. Graph Search can be a huge force for good and also a huge force for the not so good. Here is the “good“:
http://theinsider.idxcentral.com/facebooks-graph-search-the-next-big-thing/ And here is the not so good: http://actualfacebookgraphsearches.tumblr.com/
In my opinion, it’s probably a wise move to make sure that your Facebook profile reflects only what you want it to…and not that occasional lapse in judgement that can happen to anyone. Facebook says that the best way to do that is by using it’s “Activity Log” which in true Facebook fashion is buried where you probably can’t find it.
But, I have discovered an easier method to get yourself ready for Graph Search. And that is by using Chrome or Firefox and going to http://www.PrivacyFix.com (No, it won’t work with Internet Explorer or Safari).
This is a drop dead easy to use website that uses browser extensions to scan your Facebook and Google+ privacy settings. It then gives you an easy to use graphical interface to make changes to the settings. Along the way it explains what the changes mean if you implement them.
I found it to be easy to use and to understand. I HIGHLY recommend that you give it a try, after all when consumers start searching for real estate agents using Graph Search (and you know that they will) what are they going to learn about you?