Protecting Your Images On Social Networking Sites

Industry Perspective

Protecting Your Images On Social Networking Sites

by Ron Leach

In these days of online photo sharing and social networking, privacy issues have become a real concern. Facebook has supplanted MySpace, Kodak Gallery and Snapfish as the top choice for uploading images, according to an InFoTrends study, with 60% of the respondents saying they prefer Facebook.

At the same time, Facebook users, and those who regularly frequent other social networking sites, are growing increasingly concerned about the security and potential unauthorized use of the material they post online. Do other people have access to your friend lists? Is it possible to remove yourself from search results so your parents (or kids), business associates, or employers don’t have access to your information? Is the information you share online visible to Google or other search engines?

In addition to these general concerns, photographers have additional questions regarding the safety or privacy of the images they post online. For example, if you tag your images (or others tag photos of you), can you control who sees these images or will they show up on the news feeds of all of your friends?

What about using Facebook’s privacy settings to manually control the visibility of your photo albums so that you can store images on Facebook indefinitely while ensuing that only certain people can view them?

Fortunately, there’s a good (unofficial) source for all things Facebook, and I suggest you check it out. Go to and search for “privacy.”

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allandonoaldd's picture

this is very sensitive issue of world that we have share our images in social network on daily basis which is sometime misused by wrong person so we have to protect our images on facebook twitter and etc cute facebook quotes

miles123's picture

Thank you for sharing this article. It can help every people to have an idea on how to secure their photos especially for the social media users, especially the girls. Its good that you share this one, keep on posting.

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keenee's picture

These days social networking sites hacked by the hackers. So, I think every one have to care for their photos which are placed on you social networking account.
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