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Monday, January 25, 2010

Facebook User? Protect Your Privacy

If you are the type of Web user who regularly reads blogs, you may also be the type of user who has a Facebook profile. The fascinating technology-related blog ReadWriteWeb recently published an article, "The 3 Facebook Settings Every User Should Check Now." If you care about your privacy, although privacy on the World Wide Web is a tenuous thing, read this article now and then check your own settings.

Intrigued by Facebook but not comfortable enough to set up an account? Watch our Computer Classes listing for "What's a Facebook, Anyway?" It's a one hour guided tour of Facebook, the world's most popular social networking site, hosted by yours truly here at the Library. I have a session scheduled this Thursday evening which is already full, so be sure another will be added soon. By the way, you'll find all of our current computer classes, on every topic, listed there, including our Open Lab sessions, where you can drop in for nice, quiet workspace in our lab and personalized help from a friendly assistant.

Already on Facebook and looking for ways to connect with people? Become a fan of the Des Plaines Public Library. We have over 100 fans already and we'd love to add you to the list. When you're a fan, every time you log onto Facebook, you'll be notified if we've posted any news, photos, notes or other information on our profile, too. Without coming to the Library's Web site, you'll know if we're closed for a holiday, what's new in our blogs, and what exciting events are coming up, like the Friends' used book sales or live concerts. Don't leave us lonely on the World Wide Web, Facebookers - become a Fan of DPPL today.

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