A Complete Guide to Your Facebook Timeline Privacy

Facebook Photos

So… Timeline is here. If you’ve been careful about your Facebook privacy up until now, you have nothing to fear. Going through the following steps will be a piece of cake. But if you’ve ignored your privacy, thinking no one would notice… Well, you might wanna block off some time. The following is a very […]

Why Timeline is Good for Your Facebook Privacy

Facebook Privacy

You’re going to call me crazy, but I’m just gonna say it: Timeline is good for your Facebook privacy. I know, I know. Everything you read and hear says the complete opposite. But before you rip me to pieces, hear me out… Up until now, you’ve been ignorant about your Facebook privacy. Okay, maybe not […]

Hover Over My Name: New Hoax Spin Added to Viral Facebook Status

Hover over my name, Uncheck comments and Likes - Facebook

Hover Over My Name… Just when I think this one will die, it comes back even stronger. Please, don’t fall for it and pass it on!

How to Control Who Sees Your Facebook Likes

Facebook Likes from Timeline

While anyone who copies and pastes a Facebook update about hovering over your name to uncheck comments and likes qualiifies as misinformed, it’s clear there remains momentum behind an underlying sentiment. I’ve written two posts about the phenomenon (this one and this one) that continue to get steady traffic. Will asking friends to uncheck comments […]

Bracing for Timeline

2007 Facebook Wall Post

I’ve had Facebook Timeline ever since it became available to “developers.” I updated my background image and also have found it useful when wanting to recall facts from the past. For example, my 10-year-old son just won the spelling bee for the second year in a row (kid’s a genius, right?), and I was wondering […]

Revisiting: Uncheck Comments and Likes

Facebook Copy and Paste

[Refresher: Six Steps to Controlling Your Facebook Privacy] More than two months ago, I wrote a post called Facebook Scare: Uncheck Comments and Likes that was in response to a copy and paste status update spreading across Facebook. Two months later, that post was my most popular piece of content yesterday. Traffic to it is […]

How Facebook Can Avoid Ticker Confusion


In the coming days and weeks, you’ll see more and more passive sharing on Facebook through the Ticker. It is also certain that Facebook users will be frustrated, confused and angry as a result. There is a simple way that Facebook can avoid this… if they so choose. What is Passive Sharing? In the past, […]

6 Steps to Controlling Your Facebook Privacy

Manage Lists Facebook

Facebook is regularly scrutinized regarding privacy. The truth is, though, that we all have a great deal of control over what we share and with whom. The problem, of course, is that many simply refuse to follow some simple steps to staying protected. All too often lately, I am seeing photos of non-friends that I’m […]

6 Steps to a Good Facebook Hoax


[NOTE: This is a joke. It’s obviously a joke. I don’t want you to create your own Facebook hoax. While they may be entertaining, they are also serious. They were created maliciously with the full intent to deceive you, make a fool of you, and see a social virus spread. I am posting this partly […]

Facebook Scare: Uncheck Comments and Likes

You’ve probably seen a variation of the following in your Facebook News Feed recently: “Do me a favor: please hover over my name here, wait for the box to load and then hover over the ‘Subscribe’ link.”