This morning I was shocked to find that Facebook showed more information to public subscribers than it does from the User’s view.
A year ago I deleted my personal FB profile for a variety of reasons.
But this month I made the decision to create a profile again and add only my family, because I feel like I miss everything in their lives. Between the busy schedule of our lives, I never know what’s going on with them. So until they decide to join Twitter, I’m going to keep up a FB profile.
I chose to allow subscribers, in case anyone else wanted to follow me.
How long this will last, I don’t know, because FB has been a pain in the you-know-where since I started.
It’s no wonder shares are falling, the site is lumbering and awkward.
Does modern and streamlined mean nothing to Mark Zuckerberg? I mean, get with the program. It’s 2012.
But this isn’t what I’m wiggin’ out over.
It may not look like it, but I’m actually careful about what I post on the blog or social media sites. I don’t completely hide my location, but I don’t stick a pin on a map and say, “Here! Come stalk me!”, unlike Facebook.
So when I removed the maps from my FB timeline, I assumed they were gone, right?
I clicked this link:
In the subscribers view (public view), my location was prominently displayed on a pin map, despite the fact that I had never given my hometown information.
There were no options available to edit or remove the map, so I started looking around.
In the About page, you can remove your city from the hometown tab.
My uneducated guess is that the site may automatically add your hometown if you enter a phone number. My phone number was
the only piece of personal information that I had given them.
Secondly, I have read on several message boards that clicking on the map while setting up your profile is what
activates it to your timeline.
I’m not upset about this, I think its stupid and makes FB all the more cumbersome, but its not worth getting angry over.
What I am pissed about is the fact that the map was never visible to ME.
I would have never known that my personal information was open to the public if I had not checked from the subscriber view.
Something like your location should definitely among the privacy options in the Subscribe settings.
When I went through all of my privacy settings, I was very particular about making sure that subscribers could only see
my posts and photographs.
I am probably not the only one who has enabled the subscriber feature on their page, so I wanted to spread the word.
You may want to check to make sure you aren’t revealing more than you intend!