some more good news for privacy-loving facebook users. facebook announced new privacy controls for content shared through applications. the interface is the same as the one introduced that allows users to determine who sees status updates and the like:
don’t forget, you can use the friend lists you’ve created to share with a subset of friends. what – you aren’t using friend lists? climb into the wayback machine and read these posts about using friend lists to improve your facebook experience and customizing privacy settings in facebook (note – the privacy post is an updated one from allfacebook.com rather than the one I wrote which has since become pretty obsolete).
you can set a default sharing policy in facebook’s privacy controls:
my facebook friend list includes a number of people who are professional contacts, non-immediate family and the like. with the growth of facebook’s popularity, you probably have several of these on your list, too – an aunt or coworker who would be offended if you didn’t friend them back and so on. by creating a friend list for this category, the problem is solved:
voila. a friend list with benefits. sorry, couldn’t resist.
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