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Can I Prevent People from Posting my Photo on Facebook?

This Question was asked by Joanna Cohlan of Fresh Eyes For Your Home

After experiencing some embarrassing moments myself, I have wondered the same thing. This is an issue that so many people are concerned about that Paul Boutin who writes Gadgetwise, a technology blog for The New York Times, recently devoted at least one blog post to this topic.

Bottom line, you can’t stop anyone from posting a picture of you on Facebook. That’s a nightmare for those of us who are not real keen on how we look on film. However, there are a few things you can do to reduce the visibility of those pesky pictures where you are tagged:

If a photo of you has already been posted and tagged on Facebook:

1. Find the photo. Underneath it you will see In this photo

2. Your name will have a link next to it, click remove tag

3. Voila! The tag is gone.

What if you want to keep the whole world from finding pictures of you on other people’s profile pages?

1. Go to Settings on the upper right hand corner of your Profile page, you’ll see a drop-down menu, click on Privacy Settings.

2. Click on Profile

3. In the list, you’ll see Photos Tagged of You, Click on Custom

4.  Where you see Who Can See This? Click on Only Me

This will prevent people from searching for you in photos and keep them from seeing other photos where you are tagged.

If this is all too complicated, you could ask your teenaged son or daughter do it for you (although they probably wouldn’t understand why you would want to do it in the first place!)

To read more go to:  http://gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/05/05/how-to-block-facebook-photos-of-yourself/

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