Social Media: Time to check your Facebook settings!
Facebook reminded people today that they’re removing the “Who can look up your Timeline by name?” privacy setting, which means anyone can search for your profile on Facebook.
They started retiring this feature back in December of 2012, but according to Facebook’s blog post today, the feature hasn’t gone away for everyone just yet—but it will. That means your profile will be searchable again, so if you want to keep your information locked down, you should focus on what you post.
It’s very easy to limit your past posts so they don’t show up to the public. We recommend giving all your privacy settings a once-over too, while you’re at it. Hit the link to read more about the change.
Frame the Facebook Newsroom: Reminder: Finishing the Removal of an Old Search Setting
So why would they do this to everyone..
The simple answer is Money; which always seems to be in the equation. Facebook is a public stock (NASDAQ:FB), and they have to impress their stakeholders to raise its ROI. The product is great but those pesky privacy concerns tend to get in the way and by opening up posts to become searchable will essentially open pandora’s box and we will have to wait and see what the effects are.
Personally I have been Facebook free for 2013 but Agent Avenue still remains with a small presence. Check us out on Facebook.
What do you think of the new changes? Let us know in the comments below!