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The ‘Money Settings’ within the new facebook privacy settings are not that easy to get to

Dec 16, 2009   //   by Jens Buch   //   Website-Usability  //  1 Comment

As Katie Linendoll pointed out today on CNN, it was a matter of time until facebook was going to start its serious efforts to monetize. That is what their new privacy settings are all about. The more you are willing to share, the more facebook will be able to cash in. As simple as that. – check out my youtube video for detailed explanation on that statement.

As a result, facebook needs to make all the efforts in the world to keep you from changing the default privacy settings. And boy do they. Below is a short video, where I illustrate exactly how facebook protects their ‘money settings’. I refer to the settings that will:

  1. Share your entire wall including your posts with all 350 million facebook users
  2. Allow friends to pass information about you to applications and websites

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Pretty clever those facebook guys ey…

There is nothing much to moan about – it is facebook’s platform and they can do as they please. We don’t have to spend our time on there – yet many of choose to (including myself). But going through your privacy settings is definitely recommendable.