Facebook can be fun or not

Facebook has made some new changes that you might want to consider changing. While I’m sure they thought this would be a fun feature…maybe a way to find your friends and meet them for lunch, instead it opens to the door to your private life to anyone. If you don’t fix this you can have someone knock on your door that maybe you really didn’t want to meet. If not you–then your children.
There are several steps to this process. I want to thank another writer, Bonnie S. Calhoun for easy directions on how to fix this.

There are three steps
Facebook launched Facebook Places yesterday. Anyone can find out where you are when you are logged in. It gives the actual address & map location of where you are as you use Facebook. Make sure your kids know.

TO UNDO: go to”Account”, “Account Settings”, “Notifications”, then scroll down to “Places” and uncheck the 2 boxes. Make sure to SAVE changes‌.

Go to the Privacy tab in My Account. Click “Customize Settings”. At the bottom of the first section, UNCHECK the box “Include me in people here now”. Then at the bottom of the next section there’s a selection for “Friends can check me into places”. Disable that setting.
Then there’s one more. Go back to the main Privacy Settings page. At the bottom of that page on the left there’s Applications and Websites in bold. Click the “edit your settings” link. From there, click on the button next to “Info accessible through your friends”. That opens a box with a checklist. UNCHECK “Places I check into”.

It’s not enough to just disable it on Notifications. That doesn’t remove other peoples’ ability to tell where you are. You have to do all of this to turn it off completely

Bonnie’s book Deadly Accord will be releasing Feb. 2011 sounds like a good one. Here’s some info:

“There’s a fine line between love and hate, so be careful what you pray for.”
Precious Madison has a chip
on her shoulder.
Olivia Baldwin is the epitome
of that chip.
Bridging the chip will create a bond
that can never be broken.
PI Precious Madison is tough, jaded, and judgmental, but are her street smarts enough to save sheltered heiress Olivia Baldwin from her naiveté of the real world?
Ding dong the ogre is dead!
Precious Madison is a P.I that catches cheating husbands.
She’s caught twenty-four in the last six months.
…so what’s one killer?
A young man is murdered, and two women are drawn into the mystery when they assume that the police write it off as a random crime. Unraveling the truth puts their lives at risk when they uncover a high-level crime organization, and another dead body that disappears before they
can report it. As the danger escalates, Precious and Olivia, learn to
depend on each other for survival.
An African American Private Investigator in the information business and best at thinking “out of the box.” 
A Caucasian Computer Forensic Investigator living in the virtual world. 
Can two women from opposite worlds but possessing such compatible skills learn to work together…and like it?

Releasing February 1st 2011 from Abingdon Press

About Diana Brandmeyer

Christian author Diana Lesire Brandmeyer writes historical and contemporary romances set from the Midwest to the Mountains. She’s written Mind of Her Own, Frontier Legacy Brides, Small Town Brides, and A Time for Love, among others. Once widowed and now remarried she writes with humor and experience on the difficulty of joining two families be it fictional or real life. *affiliate links are used on this site. It won't cost you more but those extra pennies keep me stocked in tea, thank you!

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