Poll 12: Privacy Problem – What do you think should be done about Facebook Privacy?

by EPI Staff on January 6, 2010

As some of EPI’s most reliable and enthusiastic online visitors, we would like to know what you think about the criticism surrounding privacy settings on social networking sites, primarily Facebook.

Which solutions to issues concerning breaches of privacy on Facebook do you prefer? Please choose up to three answers.

Provide clear instructions on privacy settings and photo sharing/tagging rules. (49%, 98 Votes)

Nothing should be done, joining a social network is an individual choice. Users should monitor themselves. (30%, 61 Votes)

Employ age restrictions, such as no one under 18 can create a profile without parental approval. (19%, 39 Votes)

Require more advanced searching criteria to limit unwanted friend requests. (16%, 32 Votes)

Dismantle Facebook in its entirety. (13%, 26 Votes)

Have editors or super-users monitor content that is blatantly offensive and remove it quickly. (11%, 23 Votes)

Offer fewer field options in which to enter personal information. (11%, 22 Votes)

    Total Voters: 202

    Please feel free to expand on this poll in the comments section below.

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    polymathamy July 6, 2010 at 11:41 am

    The instructions asked us to choose up to three answers, but the poll only allowed me to choose one.


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