Facebook Default Privacy Settings Over Time [Infographic]

Facebook’s default privacy settings in 2005:

Facebook Privacy Settings 2005

And now (April 2010):

Facebook Default Privacy 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.”

Infographic (from the Times) of the expanding word-count for Facebook’s privacy policy.

Infographic: Facebook privacy statement word count

  1. # Sean said: May 26th, 2010 at 3:49 am

    It really doesn’t get much clearer than that.

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