Facebook Minimalism for Noobs
February 6, 2014 7:27 AM Subscribe
How can I set up Facebook from scratch with minimal spam/leakage into other accounts and minimal leakage from/to people I don't know?
posted by lalochezia to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I've loathed the idea of facebook being so intrusive and time-sucky and privacy-busting. I have avoided it entirely till today having never registered. I have a few friends all over the world, they relentlessly use facebook, and my work pressure is deceasing a little, so I may want to set up facebook for the following purposes ONLY
i) to contact friends I know
ii) to see their details, status updates, and NO others.
iii) not to be visible to others outside of friends
i.e no games, no strangers, no spam, no linking to other online services.
I've set up a separate account on my mac (10.6.8) so no cookies talk to each other in browser
Fresh download of Firefox, with adblock pro and FB purity installed
I've set up a new yahoo email account, only using that for facebook (yahoo has my phone # and DOB….sigh)
0) I'm a facebook noob. Things to avoid? What to do when first registering (I haven't signed up yet).
i) Is here anything else I should do to my firefox/mac/how i register to non-link between facebook and my other online stuff?
ii) What settings in facebook and FB purity (and any others should I use)
iii) Can I set it up so ONLY that people I know personally are linked to me? is there a way to default set up a message saying "If I haven't known you in person for at least 2 years, then I won't friend you"? I REALLY want to avoid vast nebulous friend-of-a-friend network crap.
iv) Other advice?