The 3 Facebook Settings You Should Check Right Now

The title of this blog post is stolen directly from a New York Times article that appeared a few days ago.

While Facebook privacy settings aren’t technically a “health” issue, they can have a huge impact on the life of a college/grad student who uses Facebook… in other words – all of you. 

When Facebook updated its privacy settings last month, the dialog box that informed you of the changes had a set of recommended privacy settings.  If you just selected that option, which most people did, then you basically gave Facebook the right to publicize all of your information.  This article walks you through the steps to take to regain your privacy.  It takes about 5 minutes to do, and it’ll be the best 5 minutes you’ve spent in a long time.  When you’re applying for a job, or an internship, or a study abroad program the last thing you need is people looking up the photos from last weekend’s party! 

John Vaughn, MD (OSU SHS)