Facebook Default Privacy Settings Over Time [Infographic]
Facebook’s default privacy settings in 2005:
And now (April 2010):
Check out the awesomely animated version .
Miss the good old days of 2005? It turns out dialing back your privacy settings isn’t easy. From the :
“The new opt-out settings certainly are complex. Facebook users who hope to make their personal information private should be prepared to spend a lot of time pressing a lot of buttons. To opt out of full disclosure of most information, it is necessary to click through more than 50 privacy buttons, which then require choosing among a total of more than 170 options.”