Have you ever wished you could see yourself through the eyes of others? Well, now you can - on Facebook, anyway. Once you think you have your privacy settings the way you want them, you can check to see how your profile looks to one or each of your friends. Here's how:
Once you're logged into Facebook, click on "Account," in the top righthand corner, then "Privacy Settings," on the drop-down menu. Near the center-bottom of the page, click on "Customize Settings," and make any adjustments you want to make. When you're finished, click on "Preview My Profile."
At the top of the page, type in any of your friend's names, and you'll see your profile the way it looks from that person's account. You can do this with one friend, or try it with as many friends as you want to, if you have different settings for different friends. If you're unhappy with how much or how little you are sharing, simply go back to "customize settings," and make your adjustments, then try again.
Also see: The Facebook archive, on the WebRev blog
Jennifer Pointer (e-mail) is in Tulsa, OK. She promotes a simple, a low-tech approach to effective online profile management, search engine optimization and social networking.