In the past I wrote an article about Privacy in the age of Facebook. In it I said that your privacy online is your responsibility. What you add to the Internet can be controlled by you. You do not have to pose for drunk pictures, share your address, or discuss personal family matters on Facebook or any other Social site for that matter. I still stand by what I said. Manage your affairs closely.
With that said, I would like to suggest that you read this really informative and well written article (Facebook And Twitter Are On A Collision Course. And We’re In The Middle) by MG Siegler of Techcrunch. In it he argues that Facebook was never really private and what if Facebook was open like it is now from the start. Would it have grown to 500 million users or would it be around 100 million like Twitter is now. He links to a large number of related articles about the subject. Anyone in your company who uses Facebook or Twitter should be given this article to read in my opinion. Lots of great resources and thought provoking discussion in the comments as well. Being in the online gaming space means that privacy is at the forefront of everything that we do.
As a side note, I know many people are searching in Google for ways to delete their Facebook profiles because they are pissed at the Open Graph changes. So I took a screen shot of ‘How do I’ input in the Google search field, and it offers the suggestion of ‘delete my Facebook account’ (picture below). I found it kind of funny myself. Must be a trending search, or is it Google’s attempt to fan the flames while the competition is down?
Are you going to delete your Facebook profile? Let us know in the comments below!
Myself, I’m going to keep mine live as I use it for news updates on business pages that I “liked”