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…”
This message will pop up:
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.
- In the top right corner, select the lock icon.
- Select ‘Who can see my future posts?’
- Select ‘Custom’.
- Select Friends.
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:
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.
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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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