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fishbat Discusses Five New Changes Facebook Made to Its Privacy Settings

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BOHEMIA, N.Y., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- fishbat, a leading Long Island online marketing company, discusses Facebook's updated privacy settings and how they will affect users.

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According to an official blog post released by Facebook titled "Making It Easier to Share With Who You Want," Facebook revealed its updated privacy settings. In the blog post, Facebook explains its motivation behind the updates. "We recognize that it is much worse for someone to accidentally share with everyone when they actually meant to share just with friends, compared with the reverse," the article says.

Justin Maas, vice president of client relations at fishbat, an online marketing company, says that these updated privacy settings are a step in the right direction for all social media users. "Facebook users no longer have to think twice about who can see their posts. With user friendly updates, such as the privacy checkup tool and simplified audience selectors, users are able to easily identify their audience and can feel more confident sharing their photos and posts online."

Maas discusses the five changes:

    1. New user default privacy setting. All new Facebook users will have their
       privacy setting automatically set to have their photos and posts shared
       only with friends. Maas says, "In the past the default setting was set to
       public, which many less tech savvy users were not aware of or did not
       know how to change."
    2. Privacy checkup tool. This tool, personified by a blue privacy dinosaur,
       "Will take people through a few steps to review things like who they're
       posting to, which apps they use, and the privacy of key pieces of
       information on their profile," the article says.
    3. Public posting reminder. Before a user posts something on Facebook, a
       reminder will pop-up to ensure that the user is posting a message only to
       their intended audience. "This reminder will help to eliminate those
       embarrassing posts that are only meant for friends, but are accidentally
       shared with the public!" Maas explains.
    4. Simplified audience selectors for the Facebook App. Similarly to the
       public posting reminder, this update will make it clear to users who
       their post is being shared with when using Facebook on their mobile
       device.
    5. Anonymous Login. This new feature will allow users to anonymously login
       to Facebook without having to share any personal information from their
       profile. "Anonymous login will help to cut back on the numerous game
       updates that your Facebook friends play, such as Candy Crush Saga," Maas
       says.

These updates will begin to unfold over the next few weeks. Mass advises that all Facebook users be on the lookout for these new privacy settings so that users can become acquainted with them as they occur.

fishbat is a full-service online marketing firm and social media agency dedicated to connecting all types of businesses with their target audiences in the most effective and efficient way. Through innovative strategies in social media management, search engine optimization (SEO), branding, web design, reputation management and public relations, fishbat promotes a consistent and professional online voice for all of its clients.

Media Contact: Scott Darrohn, fishbat, 855-347-4228, takara@fishbat.com

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