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Eva LaManna on February 11, 2013
We here at Cancer and Careers talk a lot about building and protecting your online brand. We urge our audience to think carefully about the personal information they post, as it could potentially hinder career success. Obviously one of the most important online spaces to consider is Facebook, where sharing - and over sharing - is extremely common. So when the latest changes to Facebook privacy were announced, we were pleased to see this article by the New York Times, detailing exactly how best to evaluate your online brand and protect your privacy.
Now that Facebook has become more closely tied into to search engines, it's possible for people to Google things you may have 'liked' on Facebook - whether this is running in the park or a certain cancer treatment center - and have your page pop up in the results. For this reason and more, the Times article makes clear that "it is more important than ever to lock down your privacy settings now that everything you post will be even easier to find."
The author lays out four questions to ask yourself when evaluating whether or not you should tighten your privacy settings: