Facebook Account Privacy: What You Should Know to Keep Yourself Protected [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted on November 19th 2013

Facebook Account Privacy: What You Should Know to Keep Yourself Protected [INFOGRAPHIC]

Facebook Account Privacy

According to an early 2013 report from ComScore, Facebook still maintains the lead for American user engagement for a single web site — averaging a minute short of 6.75 hours per user in the month of Mar 2013. While this number is a decline from the same period in 2012 (with an average of nearly 7.25 hours per user), it’s obvious that American Facebook users spend a considerable amount of time on the site — more than any other social media site — revealing facts both mundane and interesting about their lives — facts that might be of interest to other people and companies, including those with ill intent.

In fact, according to a study by Alessandro Acquisti discussed in a TED Talk, American employers often judge job candidates who post to social media more harshly than equally skilled candidates who did not post — regardless of whether posts were negative or positive or not even relevant to the potential employer.

How potential employers find your Facebook information about you is beyond the scope of this post, but below handy infographic from bestcomputerscienceschools thoroughly covers some relevant security and privacy statistics and offer some tips to guard yourself on Facebook.

What You Should Know to Keep Yourself Protected

Irfan Ahmad

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Alexandra Kalinina
Posted on November 19th 2013 at 1:11PM

Very useful Infographic! And here is a bit more about new Facebook privacy settings: http://www.infographicdesignteam.com/blog/the-new-facebook-privacy-setti...

Irfan Ahmad
Posted on November 21st 2013 at 5:29PM

Thanks for sharing the link Alexandra.

Posted on November 21st 2013 at 10:07AM

Thank you for sharing this.  These infographics help me understand so much about this fascinating world of Social Media!

Irfan Ahmad
Posted on December 1st 2013 at 9:19AM

I'm so glad you found it helpful Brian.