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Another Stellar Opt Out Moment Brought To You By Facebook...

Reblogger Lisa Hill
Real Estate Agent with Florida Property Experts

Unbelievable! We all know Facebook has been making a lot of changes lately, but this one takes the cake. This is definitely a Need-to-Know item! I just wish I knew what Facebook's end-game goal was. Does anyone have the dirt on FB?

For now; so you can protect yourself, read Carolyn's post below.

Lisa Hill

Original content by C Tann-Starr

Another Stellar Opt Out Moment Brought To You By Facebook...

Yes, I am being sarcastic (LOL).

I love you guys but stop adding me to your Facebook groups without my permission. In case you found yourself wondering why you may also be getting some strange e-mails from groups your FB peeps unceremoniously plopped you into, here is how you make them go away:

(1) click on Account on the top-right of the Facebook interface, then select Application Settings...

(2) Find the Groups Application, then select click Edit Settings, then click the Additional Permissions Tab and uncheck the boxes that read Publish Content To My Wall and Adds You To A Group.

(3) Tell your peeps to quit it (LOL). ;-)

Whiney moment done. Back to playing in YouTube with the shorties. :-)



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Marcia Kramarz
Re/Max Executive Realty - Medway, MA

Haven't been hit yet - But I did hear about it - Thanks for the post!

Oct 10, 2010 04:55 AM
John Cunningham
eXp Realty - Phoenix, AZ
Helping Phoenix Sellers and Buyers find each other

The settings tab in FB is a place where users should spend a little time.

Oct 10, 2010 04:56 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I haven't been hit yet, either, but I didn't even know about this. Thanks for the heads up.

Oct 10, 2010 04:56 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good suggestions for Facebook users. Users need to take defensive positions to avoid all of the spam.

 Blooming for Maryland home buyers.

Oct 10, 2010 04:58 AM
Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities
Charlemagne International Properties - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.

I need to hop over there and check my settings.  I've received quite a few "invitations" recently...

Oct 10, 2010 05:00 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Lisa - well I haven't had an issue yet but I bet it's coming. I wish these FB moments were all "opt in" instead of "opt out." Life would be so much easier.


Oct 10, 2010 05:02 AM
Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX

Oh man...what will FB do next? I am constantly having to check and see what they do to without my specific permission...maybe I will just fold up my tent!

Hope you have a great Sunday!

Oct 10, 2010 05:33 AM
Don MacLean
New England Real Estate Center Inc. - Easton, MA
Realtor-Homes for Sale- Easton, Mass 02356

Friends don't let friendspick where and what to fan or not to fan. lol

You can pick your friends, pick your ...., just not their fan page lol

Enjoy the day

Oct 10, 2010 05:45 AM
Susan Neal
RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks - Fair Oaks, CA
Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker

Hi Lisa - Yes there are several privacy settings that are not defaults, so you have to go in and make sure you change them all to give yourself the privacy you want.  One that came up recently is the feature that allows your friends to say where you are at any given time.  You can change that so that only you can post where you are (or not, if you are like me and don't necessarily want everyone in the world to know where you are all the time).

Oct 10, 2010 04:31 PM
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices

Lisa, Good to know. People get so creative in abusing Social Media, and, actually anything they get their hands on

Oct 11, 2010 03:02 AM
Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty
Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty - Mount Dora, FL
Homes for Sale Mount Dora Realtor

Lisa, I'm checking mine today.


Oct 16, 2010 02:41 AM
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate

Glad this helped you all =)  I'm constantly getting invitations, but mine are usually from creeps. Regardless, I regularly check my FB settings. You never know what they've changed.

Oct 17, 2010 03:41 PM
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Hi Lisa, my account tab no longer has the applications settings choice under it. Has everyone's changed or do I have something wrong. Now, it's on the left hand column and there's no groups info there.

Oct 24, 2010 01:39 AM
Betina Foreman
WJK Realty - Austin, TX
Realtor, C.N.E., with WJK REALTY

Wow! i shudder to think what they will come up with next?!? Now off to FB to "fix" this issue! Thanks!!


Jan 19, 2012 04:38 AM
Robert Havana
Park and Protect- Alberta Real Estate License Parking - Calgary, AB
Alberta Real Estate License Parking

it has been a long time since I have seen a post on your blog, just checking back on a bunch of the good people that I have on my followed blog list.  Hope you are well and one day return to Activerain.

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