Is online privacy a concern for you? What about the privacy settings on all of your social media accounts? Have you checked these too?
Personal management of social media settings is now more important than it has ever been. Although many people are more concerned with promoting their business than they are with settings, privacy should not be overlooked.
Why should one manage privacy settings you ask?
Your social media sites’ privacy settings are important because security is always an issue when new content is added.
Because there are different settings at each social media platform, they should all be addressed individually. We will review 3 of these platforms – Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
The most popular among the social media websites, Facebook, scores a monthly average of 1 billion active users. The platform has 3 places where you can set your privacy settings.
The privacy bar allows you to change the default settings on your posts and change who can see your staff. You can either share your content with the public, which means everyone will be able to access it, or you can limit the availability of your content to the friends of your friends or just your friends.
You are also given the option to update the setting on who sees your next post each time you publish one. Clicking the gray icon next to the Facebook post button allows you to do just that.
One of the less-known features the privacy tab also has is the possibility to limit who sees your old post. If you have made a lot of posts in the past not realizing you wouldn’t want everybody to be able to access them in future, you can beef up your security by limiting the audience for old posts.
The privacy settings at Twitter are also straightforward. Your account is either set private or it isn’t. Opening the settings menu of your account with them allows you to change privacy settings. Accessing the Security and Privacy settings in the Twitter menu, you can select Protect my Tweets and choose whether to allow anyone with Internet access or just your followers to access your tweets.
Additionally, you can check the option to allow your followers to see where each tweet is posted from or decide whether those who have your email address can access information on your Twitter profile.
This social media site is somewhat different from the rest in terms of privacy. If you have your privacy set too high with them, you may not be able to use the social network to your full benefit. However, there are still some choices available to you.
Scrolling over the Account & Settings button in the top right corner grants you access to Privacy & Settings section where the privacy settings are numerous and allow you to control how your content is displayed across the website. Clicking on Edit Your Public Profile link, you can decide which information anyone with access to LinkedIn can see.
John Constantinides is an experienced entrepreneur, SEO expert and social media strategist. Throughout his years of cutting-edge work in the digital marketing, web design and tech start-up fields, he has successfully developed multiple business ventures and become an authority on search engine marketing and optimization.