October 14, 2007 9:49 PM Subscribe
Help me practice safe (ie. semi-anonymous) facebooking.
posted by poweredbybeard to computers & internet (19 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I've been devoutly avoiding Facebook. I'm kind of curious to see what it's like, but I'd like to do it in a way that means as little information as possible ends up in others' hands (especially, but not exclusively, those interested in datamining).
I'm told that FB is very proactive, and not entirely forthcoming, about trying to get as much info about you as possible when you sign up/sign in... and also that a rookie might not be aware of all the sorts of information that become public, indirectly or otherwise, when they create an account and start using the site.
Please give me tips/insights in to how to keep a FB account as separate as possible from my actual life, while still being useable.