I think I've lost this battle...
August 13, 2009 6:39 PM Subscribe
OK, I give up - I suppose it's time I joined Facebook... but how do I minimise the damage?
posted by Nice Guy Mike to computers & internet (39 answers total) 38 users marked this as a favorite
After numerous discussions with friends and family about how much I dislike Facebook, and warning them of some of the worst behaviour by Facebook (many since canned due to public outcry), I think I'm about ready to give in and create an account.
I'm blessed/cursed with a rare surname which will make plausible deniability of anything posted (or tagged) impossible and hence I'd like to be as paranoid as possible about minimising leakage of information, to Facebook, to advertisers, and to non-friends.
Can anyone recommend a good guide to setting up an account with the privacy turned all the way up to 11? Can mefites offer any tips and help from their own experiences, including consequences of different settings (you can turn X off, but you won't be able to do Y, etc)
Bear in mind I have zero experience with the Facebook environment at the moment, so I apologise in advance if I start asking for clarifications on what should be blindingly obvious stuff...