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Facebook Me!: A Guide to Having Fun with Your Friends and Promoting Your Projects on Facebook by Dave Awl

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4. Privacy and Security

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If you keep even half an eye on the news, you’re aware that privacy and security are critically important issues online—and that’s especially true in the social networking world. On sites like Facebook and MySpace, you can expose yourself to identity theft or fraud, just as with online shopping or banking sites. But on social networking sites, you also risk embarrassment or even censure if you wind up revealing the wrong details to the wrong people. Because you’re on Facebook to make connections and share information, it can be easy to cross the line into revealing too much information. Sometimes it’s hard to ...

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