The sky is falling, the sky is falling….  and so went Chicken little running through town,  do you remember how he ended up?

Lets get a hold of ourselves and see what’s what before we all start panicking and running like a chicken without a head on.

Image by alancleaver_2000 via Flickr

First: Concerning Facebook Social Plug ins:  They carry with them the privacy settings that you have set in Facebook.  If you “like” a page, mention something on your wall, etc… web sites that have the Social plug in installed will be able to pull that information from Facebook and show it on their site.  Let’s say Mary shares a link on her wall to a cool web site.  That web site has the activity plug in installed – when Mary goes back to that web page, she sees her face in the plug in box.  What Mary doesn’t realize is that the people she allows to see her activity with in Facebook are the ONLY people who can also see her face.

Does that make sense?

Do you see the Fan Page box on the right of this page?  It shows the number of fans the NewWard fan page has – but depending on people’s privacy settings, you do not see all of their faces.  Compredne?

Ok – let’s talk bigger stuff…

Mashable has a great post on the essential Facebook Privacy Settings

The magic word here is LISTS – the most powerful and yet under utilized tool in Facebook.  Take all of your friends and divvy them into lists.

Here is a snap shot of my profile privacy – NOTE:  Mine is probably more open then most and the only network I belong to is my business’ network (NewWard Development).

This is where you type in the name of the list you want to block this item for

Still concerned?  Leave a comment below or contact me directly.

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