Updated Facebook Privacy Settings Screencast

A few weeks ago, I posted a screencast on Facebook privacy settings. And doggonit! Facebook up and changed those settings soon after I posted.

So – here’s an updated video/screencast explaining the new privacy settings. And you get to see how I have my settings arranged, too.

Questions? Feel free to ask here, in the comments. If I can’t anser it, maybe someone else reading can!

Thinking about Strategy

The fine people at the WebDrivenChurch blog have been thinking about strategy – and I think their ideas for rethinking their tasks and projects is a great one, and can be adapted to also work for other organizations.

Here’s what they’re doing:

“We’re all so tied down to tasks that we can’t pick our heads up to dream again. So we’re doing something about it.

In every setting this might look different, but in ours it looks something like this:

  • Stop: There are things we have done for years that just don’t need to be done anymore. Identify and cut.
  • Combine: There are countless tasks that live independently of each other – but what if they could be combined? Identify and combine.
  • Move: There are thing we do that take HUGE amounts of time and energy. But it is only because of the process. If there were a simpler way to do it wouldn’t that be better? Identify and move.
  • Grow: There are things we are doing that are “old school.” We simply haven’t grown into the technology that is available in that area. Identify and grow.
  • Simplify: And in all things ask if there is a more simple way of presenting the content. Are our websites still too bloated? Have we let our media players get too full? Etc. Identify and simplify.”

What do you think – what can you stop, combine, move, grow, or simplify? I’m guessing a lot…

Facebook’s New Privacy Settings

facebook's new privacy settings

I was just switched over to Facebook’s new streamlined privacy settings. To me, anyway, these are much simpler to use! I really like the visual table showing most of your privacy settings up-front.

And those dots really do move – for example, I noticed that I had set “My status, photos, and posts” to Everybody, but I had “Can comment on posts” set to Friends Only. So I clicked “Customize Settings,” changed the setting, and the dot moved – voila! Easy stuff.

I still need to look through the Applications and Websites privacy settings, but at first glance, they seem simpler, too.

Later on this week I plan to make another screencast overview of the new settings, so stay tuned (that is, if the week doesn’t get away from me).

Just curious – how do you have your privacy settings set up? Does it look like mine? Let me know!

ps – feel free to friend me on Facebook and Twitter!