Privacy Check: See What The Public Sees When They View Your Profile!
“Facebook is a great site to share life’s moments with family and friends, but how much of your personal/private information are you exposing to the world? Find out in one click with this official Facebook link:
This is a link to Facebook’s own feature that shows you what your Timeline looks like to the Public – that is, anyone with a Facebook account. If you don’t like what you see, you better dive into your privacy settings!”
Assignment 2: Write a 500 word reflection piece on your relationship with Facebook on privacy. Read “The Internet privacy paradox revisited, “ by Alyson Leigh Younga & Anabel Quan-Haase Information, Communication & Society, Volume 16, Issue 4, 2013, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1369118X.2013.777757#.Ujy2HT_3Mao
Reflect on what aspects of your Facebook profile you make public, which you keep private, and why. View your public profile, as instructed above. Did you find any surprises? Do you have any strategies you use to keep certain things private that weren’t mentioned in the Young and Quan-Haase paper above? Is privacy important to you? Why/why not?
If you don’t use Facebook, you can write about another social media such as Tumblr, Snapchat, or Pinterest. If you don’t use any of them, write a reflection essay on your choice not to. Were privacy considerations a factor? What, if anything, do you think you’re missing out on by staying away from social media?
You can write your reflection response as comment here or in the OWL forum. Due Wednesday January 29th by noon.