Facebook in retrospect
At first, it was not possible for everyone to join the platform Facebook. Gradually it opened Company wider audience, and at the same time changed the understanding of privacy on the platform.
Especially the first years of Facebook are style-defining for the current design of the website. Therefore, a review of these first years is worthwhile.
No personal information did you submit to Thefacebook will be available to any user of the Web Site who does not belong to at least one of the groups specified by you in your privacy settings.
2005 still acted Facebook as "Thefeacebook" and was considered as a space of private communication, to which no third party, who was not authenticated by the user as belonging to a group, had access.
We'll be able to help you. that is why we give you control of your information. Our default privacy settings limit the information displayed in your profile.
2006 already makes it clear that Facebook does not want to leave the control over which information is visible to which user group.
Therefore, Facebook expanded preset such that are publicly visible from then on profile information of the user as belonging to a particular school, at specified places and at certain communities.
Profiles information you submit to Facebook wants to share the information with your privacy settings (eg, school, geography, friends of friends). Your name, school name, and profile picture thumbnail will be available in search results across the network unless you alter your privacy settings.
2007 opened up Facebook for third-party providers. Facebook Connect is available to everyone. In addition, information such as the name, school and profile of the user is now visible to everyone on Facebook by default.
Facebook is designed to make it easy for you to share your information with anyone you want. You can tell how much you feel comfortable sharing on Facebook and how it is distributed through your privacy settings. You should review the default privacy settings and change. So you should consider your settings whenever you share information. It may be accessed by anyone on the Internet (including people not logged into Facebook), which may be subject to indexing by third party search engines (such as when you visit other sites on the internet), and perhaps by others. The default privacy setting for certain types of information you post on Facebook is set to everyone You can review and change the default settings in your privacy settings.
In November 2009 Facebook's goal was to make a large amount of information as possible to a large amount of users accessible. Facebook points out the user's control options to make private data available only to certain recipients.
In addition, it was explained that not only Facebook users, but anyone who surfs the Internet, has access to the data. In addition, users are made aware that information shared with the "everyone" setting will be indexed by search engines and thus freely imported and exported, both from Facebook and third parties.
Certain categories of information such as your name, profile photo, list of friends and pages you are a fan of, gender, geographic region, and networks you belong to, including Facebook-enhanced applications, and there-fore do not have privacy settings. You can, however, find this information through search using your search privacy settings.
In December 2009, the most massive limitation of users' ability to roll back on their private data has been found. Since then, the name, profile photo, the list of friends and those of the Facebook sites you were a fan of, gender, regional affiliation, and networks to which you belonged were openly visible on the Internet.
The user has not been able to adjust these settings since then. Only the setting, whether one could be found by search engines or not, could be changed manually.
When you connect with an application or website you want to have access to General Information about you. The term General Information includes your and your friends names, pics pictures, gender, user IDs, connections, and any other content shared using the Everyone privacy setting .... You can see the connection to your profile page. If you are uncomfortable with the connection, you should consider removing (or not making) the connection.
The adjustment of the privacy setting in April 2010 aimed at opening up the user to applications and external websites. If the user does not change the default setting "everyone", he transmits all general information about himself.
These include the name of the user and the names of his friends, the profile picture, the gender, connections of any kind and content, which are shared under the preference "everyone".
2004-2010 at a glance
Looking at the development of privacy on Facebook by 2004-2010, a major change in the basic view of this platform can be observed. At first, Facebook was considered private, but today it's more open and open than ever.
Still in the year 2008, Zuckerberg said in an interview that the control of one's own privacy is the vector to be run around the Facebook around. However, made at the end 2009 fundamental changes in privacy settings meant that this corresponded 2008 statement made no longer the current version and orientation of Facebook.
Have people become more open?
In December 2009, Barry Schnitt, Facebook's Director for Corporate Communications and Public Relations, explained the changed privacy preferences on Facebook with the changing world and changing user behavior. They are now ready to make information available to the public, which were formerly regarded as private.
He goes on to say that there are now public blogs, instead of diaries, and there are currently more comments on the Internet pages of newspapers than there have ever been.
Facebook as a link?
In addition, Schnitt emphasizes that Facebook users attach greater value when they know what the world of people with whom they are connected to Facebook. As a result, Facebook is perceived as a connecting member, which tries to strengthen mutual understanding among the Facebook users.
By making the world more open and connected, we are making more and more understanding between people and making the world a more em- phathetic place. And they know more about the world around them - they find more value on the site.
The future of Facebook
In the following years, Facebook has repeatedly come under discussion through privacy. However, it turns out that this development was created in the first years of Facebook and we can be curious how things will continue in the future.
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