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The 3 Facebook Settings Every User Should Check Now

The New York Times in partnership with Read Write Web has clearly outlined the important privacy settings that you should implement immediately, if you haven’t done so already. Those of you who edited your privacy settings prior to December’s change have nothing to worry about – that is, assuming you elected to keep your personalized settings when prompted by Facebook’s “transition tool.”

Learn from the article how to change the following settings now:

1. Who Can See The Things You Share (Status Updates, Photo, Videos, etc.)
2. Who Can See Your Personal Info
3. What Google Can See – Keep Your Data Off the Search Engines

Learn more: The 3 Facebook Settings Every User Should Check Now

Facebook Building Data Center in Oregon

eWeek.com reports that the social networking giant has announced plans to build an environmentally-friendly data center, its first, in Oregon.

‘It is important to understand what a data center is and how it impacts your Facebook experience. A data center is a central location that houses thousands of computer servers, which are networked together and linked to the outside world through fiber optic cables,’ Facebook’s vice president of technical operations Jonathan Heiliger explained. ‘Think of a data center as essentially one very large computer that contains the collective computing infrastructure to make web properties, like Facebook, work.’

Learn more: Facebook Building Data Center in Oregon

NYTimes: How to Market Your Business With Facebook

New York Times reporter Kermit Pattison writes today that small business owners may want to re-think their relationship with Facebook. As we’ve covered on this blog before, Facebook can be a powerful tool for small business owners. Utilizing the fan page and group functions, your product/service’s reach can extend far beyond your target market. Here’s what Pattison has to say, Businesses can easily create a Web presence with Facebook, even if they don’t have their own Web site (most companies still should maintain a Web site to reach people who don’t use Facebook or whose employers block access to the site). Businesses can claim a vanity address so that their Facebook address reflects the business name, like www.facebook.com/Starbucks. Facebook pages can link to the company’s Web site or direct sales to e-commerce sites like Ticketmaster or Amazon.

Read more of Pattison’s claims for Facebook and let us know your thoughts.

Facebook’s “25 Random Things” Phenomenon

By now you may be among the hundreds of thousands who have shared “25 Random Things” about yourself to your Facebook community. The “25″ phenomenon has spread so quickly that now its being picked up by major news organizations. The Washington Post’s online webmag, Slate carried an interesting take on the 25 fad in their piece, “Charles Darwin Tagged You in a Note on Facebook, The evolutionary roots of Facebook’s “25 Things” craze.” Writer Chris Wilson suggests, that the “25 Things” was an evolutionary exercise from the original “16 Things.” States Wilson, “Late last fall, a chain letter titled “16 Random Things About Me” began to chew its way through Facebook. The author of one of these notes would itemize her personality into “16 random things, facts, habits, or goals,” then tag 16 friends who would be prompted to write their own lists. And so on and so on.” Read the rest of his article here. We’d like to hear your thoughts–if not, 25 at a time.