New York Times vs. Facebook’s Privacy Settings

14 May

If your tastes for weekend reading turn to charts — and really, whose don’t? — you’ll love this piece from Wednesday’s New York Times in which Guilbert Gates represents Facebook’s privacy policy and settings in a handy and somewhat terrifying graphic.

While I find the comparison of  said policy to the U.S. Constitution in terms of length specious at best, I think the overall piece provides some solid insight into the steps necessary to get a handle on how your personal info gets bounced around the social network. I find this sort of thing deeply concerning, since so much of my professional interaction and networking with peers beyond Cornell occurs on Facebook and Twitter. Deleting my account could actually hurt my career, and that’s just freaky.


One Response to “New York Times vs. Facebook’s Privacy Settings”


  1. The Return of The Friday « Struggle, Fast Talk, and Bluff - May 14, 2010

    […] Just wrapped up a post over at Nascent Librarian, regarding Facebook’s privacy policy and the New York Times‘ analysis thereof. Thinking […]

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