Facebook's latest privacy changes include a number of welcome improvements. Learn how to tweak your settings for the least exposure.
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Delete your location information from Nearby Friends One of Facebook's newest features, called Nearby Friends, alerts your friends when you're in close proximity. If you turn on this optional feature, you can pick and choose with whom you want to share your location -- all your friends, a small group, or specific individuals.
When you turn on Nearby Friends, you also turn on Facebook Location History. Facebook uses this information to build a database of the places you've been, even when you're not using the app. Facebook will add your locations to the Location History section of your activity log, but only you will be able to see this.
Although Facebook automatically turns on your Location History, you can switch it off. To do this, tap the More button, then Nearby Friends, then tap the gear icon. From that list, tap Location Settings, then switch the location history feature to off.
If you no longer use Nearby Friends, you can delete past locations from your history as well. To remove places individually, navigate to your activity log from your desktop and click More, then Location History. Click the delete button next to the location you want to remove, then select Delete from the drop-down menu. To clear your entire location history, click Clear Location History at the top of the page.
Social is a Business ImperativeThe use of social media for a host of business purposes is rising. Indeed, social is quickly moving from cutting edge to business basic. Organizations that have so far ignored social - either because they thought it was a passing fad or just didnít have the resources to properly evaluate potential use cases and products - must start giving it serious consideration.
Social is a Business ImperativeSocial media is critical in the age of digital business. How can IT help? First, work with the marketing team to set up social networking programs on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, at minimum. Then work to put social media sentiment analytics in place to measure success.
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