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Facebook friends lists: How do you compartmentalize your digital life?

I'm curious to hear how everyone organizes their Facebook friends lists, and how they figure out which posts/content to disclose to which parties. How do you use your lists? What is your system? [more inside]
posted by Hawk V on Aug 31, 2014 - 17 answers

Help me keep from feeling like I'm on Big Brother.

I value my privacy, and knowing that people I don't really know can easily discover my current physical location makes me feel queasy inside. How can I use the internet/social without basically shouting to the rest of the internet "this is where my body is right NOW!"? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Kamelot123 on Mar 4, 2014 - 12 answers

Facebook Minimalism for Noobs

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? [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on Feb 6, 2014 - 8 answers

What do I do with "fans" on Facebook?

I'm lucky enough to be experiencing some success in my career, and people are adding me on Facebook who don't know me. I want to communicate with these people as I appreciate their support, but how do I do this in the best and safest way? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 13, 2013 - 12 answers

Need to find something that will warn me I'm posting on a Public FB post

I'm running Firefox and have greasemonkey installed. I need to find an addon, or script that will alert me to when I'm commenting on a Public post. [more inside]
posted by Meep! Eek! on Nov 5, 2013 - 6 answers

Shouldn't have snooped, feeling anxious

My SO left her Facebook and email accounts open, I snooped, and I didn't find anything suspicious. Now I'm feeling extremely guilty and paranoid that she will find out. Advice? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 25, 2013 - 36 answers

Please don't Facebook our wedding photos....yet

My fiance and I have hired a fancy photographer for our wedding and would prefer that our guests refrain from uploading their iPhone snaps to Facebook et al until we have had a chance to formally release 'the wedding photos'. One guest that we asked is being....difficult, wondering if it's even worth asking the other guests. Are we being unreasonable? How to best phrase the request, if at all? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2013 - 98 answers

Annoying Facebook Bullshit

In the ongoing wrangle that is the process of PRIVACY with Facebook I've yet to figure this one out. [more inside]
posted by zenpop on Mar 24, 2013 - 9 answers

Facebook's 'eavesdrop' setting?

So what function of Facebook is it that lets my friends see the comments I've made on pages I like - which they have NOT liked - and comment on them? I've gotten into several conversations lately made more uncomfortable by someone not in the community I'm commenting to jumping in and making a comment about my participation. I thought I had my settings pretty nailed down, but can't figure out where this one is. Thanks. [more inside]
posted by Miko on Aug 23, 2012 - 21 answers

Help Me Establish A Double Life

I enjoy using Facebook for entertainment purposes - I get a ton of party invites and information about my friends that way. However, I believe Facebook can also be a useful networking tool for my professional career, and I've underutilized it in that capacity because I'm hesitant to friend my co-workers or managers. [more inside]
posted by wolfdreams01 on Aug 19, 2012 - 19 answers

Set old Facebook posts to a specific list?

On Facebook, can you retroactively set the security for all of your posts from public to a specific list? [more inside]
posted by xmutex on May 31, 2012 - 5 answers

Facebook wants me to share everthing, but...

FacebookPrivacyFilter: I'm out to increasingly larger circles of friends and work colleagues, but am not out to my extended family. What steps can I take on Facebook to delay the inevitable without causing drama? [more inside]
posted by TranSubstantial on May 16, 2012 - 5 answers

Notifications for things I shouldn't be able to see

Since about a month ago I've been getting notifications (under the globe icon) about a few friends of mine about postings they've made on various pages. Without fail clicking on them yields "The page you requested was not found". I'm still listed as friends with these people - have they singled me out for partial blocking? Is there some way to avoid getting these notifications for things I can't see?
posted by anonymous on May 14, 2012 - 5 answers

Close the Facebook

I thought that, once upon a time, my Facebook privacy settings were pretty locked down. Now, it seems like everyone on my friends list can see things I do on other friends' pages. Can I stop this? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Apr 2, 2012 - 8 answers

I do not want to see your friends's naked flesh, thanks.

Is there any way, from my end, to stop photos of people I don't know from showing up in my Facebook feed when friends like or comment on them? [more inside]
posted by not that girl on Mar 27, 2012 - 12 answers

Disconnect personal Facebook?

Facebook filter: A friend and I have a blog that we would like to promote via Facebook, but the deities who run Facebook will not let us disconnect our blog's page from our personal Facebook pages. [more inside]
posted by emilyclaire on Mar 26, 2012 - 7 answers

Google's Privacy violating: Now they're getting pretty blatant about it

According to that new Google privacy policy, are they allowed to sell AdSense ads to advertisers based on what they have read in your Gmail? [more inside]
posted by shipbreaker on Mar 7, 2012 - 13 answers

I want my facebook wall gone.

I want my facebook profile to serve as a second email account, and nothing more. Help? [more inside]
posted by seriousmoonlight on Feb 22, 2012 - 2 answers

I still don't want to be Mark Zuckerberg's friend

I've just noticed that Facebook is geotagging status updates. How the hell do I turn it off? [more inside]
posted by NotMyselfRightNow on Dec 23, 2011 - 7 answers

Why/How did Facebook spam me?

So... FacebookTM sent an email to my email address from someone who I don't know but lives in my general geographical area requesting my friendship. Problem: this email address is definitely not associated with a FacebookTM account. However, there are probably cookies from FB on this computer. Also, this potential "friend" appears to run some sort of digital media consultancy (blech). Question: how did Facebook scrape this email address exactly and why did I get this email? Did this guy pay Facebook to send a friend request to an email address they scraped or is it something more automatic? [more inside]
posted by ennui.bz on Dec 20, 2011 - 15 answers

Tick, tick, tick....Boom!

Yet another Facebook privacy question. How can I block certain information from my friends' tickers? [more inside]
posted by eau79 on Dec 18, 2011 - 6 answers

Just another guy creeped out by Facebook

I have never logged into Facebook on my iPad, but the Facebook social plugin on AVclub.com knew who I was anyway. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by yorick on Nov 24, 2011 - 4 answers

Does my school admin. now know about my Doctor Who obsession?

If I "like" a FaceBook page, does that mean that the admin of that page has access to view my wall? [more inside]
posted by 1000monkeys on Nov 9, 2011 - 5 answers

Facebook Privacy!

Facebook Privacy: Is there a way to create a list of people who are able to view your profile (and all the activity on your timeline/wall contributed by others) but without the ability to see photos you are tagged in? So that the only photos they can see are the ones you have previously assigned as a profile photo. [more inside]
posted by ashaw on Sep 27, 2011 - 3 answers

Facebook information sharing

How can I stop Facebook sharing my information with other websites? [more inside]
posted by yogalemon on Aug 22, 2011 - 11 answers

Neighbour, children, cameras, parties, Facebook...difficulty

Neighbour is social-media shy; I am not. Any 'best practices' for dealing with this when you still want to Facebook the kid's birthday party snaps? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 16, 2011 - 69 answers

How do I get my phone number to stop appearing on Facebook?

Why is my mobile number showing up on Facebook and how can I keep this from continuing to post? [more inside]
posted by dayspteh on Jul 18, 2011 - 7 answers

Tracing you by the hole you make in the world

How many people would have to sign up for facebook before facebook can infer the existence of the rest? [more inside]
posted by Diablevert on Jul 9, 2011 - 6 answers

Facebook profile ripping?

A third-party website has created a "profile" for me on their own site, using my main Facebeook picture, which turns up on the first page of Google hits for my full name. It seems to be some kind of cheesy dating site and I really don't want it up there. I've never used the site, or interacted with it in any way (I don't use any FB apps at all, and am savvy enough not to click on spammy links). Do I have any recourse for getting this taken down?
posted by decoherence on May 27, 2011 - 14 answers

What percent of Facebook profiles are public?

What percent of Facebook profiles are public? Trying to figure out why everyone talks about the danger of having your information visible online -- don't most people use privacy settings?
posted by lastwomanstanding on May 25, 2011 - 14 answers

Why do you need to see my face to read my opinion

Why are so many sites these days switching to Facebook commenting systems? Am I really so unique in not wanting neither my real name/photo splashed across the pages of a thousand websites nor my opinions on various hobbies and secret interests published on Facebook for all my acquaintances to view? And what can I do to work around this system? [more inside]
posted by acidic on May 16, 2011 - 22 answers

What are the practical and ethical issues regarding using pen names on internet sites that expect people to use their real name?

What are the practical and ethical issues regarding using pen names on internet sites that expect people to use their real name? [more inside]
posted by philipy on May 12, 2011 - 11 answers

Facebook friends

I have an old friend Ned (who is not friends with any of my other friends) on facebook. I comment on and discuss many things with this Ned. My other friends (who are not friends with Ned, live in a different state, have never met Ned, and have no connection to him except my existence!) show up on Ned's page liking what I have said and occasionally even adding to the discussion. [more inside]
posted by skjønn on Apr 18, 2011 - 24 answers

WTF, Facebook? Question about privacy.

All of a sudden, I can see comments that my friends post on the status or links of people who aren't my friends. And vice-versa. So, if I post a comment on Joe's status update or link, Sally can see my comment and Joe's status/link even though Sally and Joe are not friends. This seems to be new, and is a bug, not a feature. Any way to control this on my end? [more inside]
posted by jeanmari on Mar 18, 2011 - 23 answers

How can I re-share my friend's Facebook photos?

How can I re-share my friend's Facebook photos? [more inside]
posted by sunflower16 on Mar 6, 2011 - 14 answers

How Private is the Download Option?

Does downloading a photo on Facebook leave any indication that you have done so? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Feb 25, 2011 - 11 answers

Facebook Privacy Settings

Will changing privacy settings on Facebook cause something to appear in my (or other's) News Feed? [more inside]
posted by daboo on Feb 7, 2011 - 5 answers

Damnit, I have to be social.

How do I keep my offline life private AFTER I sign up for Facebook? [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Jan 30, 2011 - 40 answers

How did a non-friend access my friends-only Facebook page?

Facebook privacy question: how did someone not on my friends list access my friends-only profile through a website? [more inside]
posted by JoannaC on Jan 22, 2011 - 15 answers

Can I block everyone in the world im not friends with?

Is there any way to make facebook so that any person who is not your friend is blocked? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 10, 2010 - 16 answers

"These idiots trust me with their personal information..."

I would like a family member to stop uploading photos of me (with my full name "tagged") to public photo sharing sites, particularly Facebook. Although I'm well aware of the many pros and cons of the use of Facebook, I'd like to send them links to three or four well written critiques of the issues related to Facebook's privacy policy and data collection/data retention system. [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Dec 3, 2010 - 14 answers

My father's religious and cultural beliefs, & my facebook account

A fundy Muslim father (and his extended family) with strong religious & cultural beliefs vs. his adult daughter's facebook account. How do I reconcile this? [more inside]
posted by overyourhead on Nov 22, 2010 - 96 answers

Facebook friending my company?

How to friend my company on facebook, yet keep my private posts private? [more inside]
posted by jcdill on Nov 5, 2010 - 22 answers

How to view facebook profile without logging in?

How do I view my own facebook profile page without having to login to the site? I'd like other people to be able to view my profile page even if they've not signed up to be members of facebook. [more inside]
posted by joewandy on Oct 2, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me get my back back.

Facebook is showing a naked picture of my back (with a distinctive tattoo) on one of their banner ads. I did not authorize and do not like this. What can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2010 - 10 answers

Colleges and Facebook

What are things i can do to prevent colleges from getting into my personal life? [more inside]
posted by NotSoSiniSter on Aug 4, 2010 - 12 answers

I do not like weird Facebook link spam.

I sometimes see sketchy links that automatically post that you "like" them on Facebook when you click on them. How harmful are they, exactly? What can I do to prevent them from showing up? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Jun 29, 2010 - 3 answers

How do my facebook friends see the events I'm attending?

How do I set my privacy settings on facebook so my friends can see the events I'm going to? [more inside]
posted by garlic on Jun 2, 2010 - 7 answers

Why is my picture staring back at me from this webpage?

Facebook privacy question. Today I visited a site I'd never been to before and to my consternation found, at the bottom of the page, a comment field with my FB name and my picture. I was at the time logged into FB in another tab (I was playing Lexulous). What just happened? And how did the site get my info? [more inside]
posted by jokeefe on May 21, 2010 - 22 answers

I want Facebook to only know about when I visit Facebook!

I want to block any Facebook/OpenGraphProtocol content ("like" buttons, javascript etc) from any website I visit, but I still want to be able to visit the Facebook site directly. How can I do that? [more inside]
posted by TheyCallItPeace on May 4, 2010 - 17 answers

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