What should know about Facebook Places

26 Aug

Facebook Places has been making its way around the web lately. It’s a love/hate relationship surrounded privacy issues and popularity. Personally, I’m a foursquare fan, but I am careful about who I add as a friend, when I check-in and who it’s visible to.

Facebook is fast becoming a giant Social Media octopus, with arms in many areas. Adding a location-based feature to their site isn’t a far stretch. I will be curious to see how it competes with other apps already in the market since an all encompassing social site is ideal for keeping users in one place continually using your product.

Five things you should know:
1. Any Facebook friend can check you into places.

2. Users can hide check-ins from broad categories such as Friends of Friends down to a specific person.

3. Facebook friends can see if you’ve checked in near them by default.

4. Privacy settings are different if you’re under 18.

5. Business owners can claim their business places.

Though, I enjoy Social Media and networking with new people, it’s still a good idea to be aware of your privacy settings by editing your profile. Then clicking Privacy Settings on the left side of the page. From here go to Customize Settings (pictured below). Next, change the two settings to your desired privacy settings (pictured below).


2 Responses to “What should know about Facebook Places”

  1. link September 14, 2010 at 9:58 am #

    ok how is this supposedto mean?

    • stephanieburt September 15, 2010 at 8:14 am #

      Not sure what you are asking, can you be more specific?

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