If the first thing you do in 2012 is post pics from New Year’s Eve, even the not-so-flattering ones, wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly who gets to see candids of you rocking out to LMFAO? If you haven’t checked your Facebook security settings lately—or any settings for that matter—make 2012 the year of the e-makeover. Instead of an expensive haircut or insane celeb-style diet, start the New Year off with a clean inbox, a social media account free of digital drama and a contact list without frenemies (ex-boyfriends included!). These quick tricks will keep your online life safe, secure and simple this year.
DIGITAL MAKEOVER FOR: FACEBOOK
If you never met him/her in person, it’s time to press the “Remove Friend” button. And while you’re at it, add ex-boyfriends and their new girlfriends to the unfriend list.
Nix all the negativity in your digital life in 2012 by unsubscribing from friends who fill your newsfeed with drama-filled status updates. You can subscribe again later if you change your mind and you can always view that person’s profile.
Customize your privacy settings for coworkers, family members and younger users so they all don’t see the aforementioned party pics.
Delete games and apps from your account that you don’t use. You might be surprised how much info they have access to on your profile. (But I do miss Bumper Stickers! Remember those?)
Update your email settings. Do you really need an alert telling you that your BFF’s cousin’s 12-year-old brother commented on a photo of you from 2008?
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