How do people see you?

If we are considering our social media personas, a better question might be: how much can people see?

We often post to social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to share awesome news with our friends. But if we aren’t careful, the whole world can look in on our lives. While some people may not mind, others might have an issue with strangers “creeping” our statuses and photos.

Let’s focus on Facebook.

If you want to know how the public can see your profile, look at your profile page and click on the ellipses on in the right hand corner of your cover photo. Then select ‘View As…”

FB Profile

This message will pop up:

Profile Alert

As you can see, by hitting ‘OK’, you are able to see what your profile looks like to everyone and everyone (even future employers).

The result can be pretty shocking. Especially if you were certain that your Facebook profile had been locked down with the highest privacy settings. How can you stop this? There is a pretty simple solution.

Go back to your Profile Page.

  1. In the top right corner, select the lock icon.
  2. Select ‘Who can see my future posts?’
  3. Select ‘Custom’.
  4. Select Friends.

where to go on FB security

Until Facebook updates their privacy and security options again, all your posts should now only be visible to people you have accepted or requested as a Friend on Facebook.

Facebook also has the option of creating specific lists so you can categorize your friends (because let’s be honest, not everyone on your list is a friend…maybe more of an acquaintance). This means you can put family members, colleagues, classmates, etc. on certain lists and when posting in the future, you customize who can see what you are posting.

Simply select the Custom button and then choose who you are going to let see what you’re are posting:

Custom posting

What a relief!

Customizing your status updates is just one of the ways to stay safe on Facebook. For more information, tips, and to keep updated on changes to Facebook’s privacy settings, visit the ‘FB Privacy’ page on Facebook.

Looking for the books and articles you requested?

When your books and articles arrive we send a notice to your GPRC email account.  Missed the email – we’ve got you covered!

  1. Check your book requests: My Library Account
  2. Check your article requests: Interlibrary Loan

Your PIN number is the last four digits of your barcode.

Have questions?

What’s your favorite scary movie???

No, this is not a knife-wielding, mask-wearing, Drew Barrymore-killing teenage psychopath, this is just your friendly college library letting you know about some of the great horror films we have to offer.

Click on the images for more info.

The Birds
Call Number: PN 1997 B57 2000
A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people there in increasing numbers and with increasing viciousness.

Alien
Call Number: PN 1995.9 S26 A54 2001
A commercial deep space towing ship, investigating a suspected SOS, lands on a distant planet. The crew discovers some strange creatures and investigates.

Nosferatu
Call Number: PN 1995.9 H6 N68 2002
Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter’s wife. Silent classic based on the story “Dracula.”

The Shining
Call Number: PN 1997 S55 2007
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

Why is punctuation so important?!

Once a writer completes a manuscript and sends it out into the world, he or she loses control over how an audience will read and interpret the text. Since every reader’s mind works differently, writers must hope that the only tools they have, words and punctuation, will guide the reader’s understanding of the work.

Essentially, punctuation is a tool used to organize words to facilitate readability. Looking at a couple examples, it’s easy to see how a change in punctuation can drastically skew the meaning.

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If you would like to know more about correcting your punctuation and improving your grades try these great webpages:

Grammar & Punctuation libguide

Grammar girl’s quick and dirty tips

The blue book of grammar

Library hours for Thanksgiving Day

Monday, October 8

  • Grande Prairie Campus – Closed
  • Fairview Campus – Open 1:00 – 7:00 p.m.

New library hours for GP Campus! Starting Oct. 1

We’re extending library hours at the Grande Prairie Campus!

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