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  1. Thank you! It’s like a f*cking arms-race with Zuckerberg. You have to constantly be disabling every new “feature” he adds, meant to line his pockets at the expense of our privacy.

    1. You’re welcome. πŸ™‚

      It’s unfortunate that we have to opt-out of these things on our own because there are a lot of people that won’t get the message and it’s going to cause problems for some of them.

  2. That’s not going to stop people putting what a wild time you’ve been having in their statuses and posting all the pictures of you and the chicks all over Facebook though.

  3. Any idea if you have an under 18 account (I’m 17) if this is an auto opt-in or if it doesn’t matter?

    I wonder if it will opt me in when I turn 18 in two months after I’ve forgotten about this feature…..

  4. Thanks Bill – my setting was currently on “please select”, but I’ve shared your excellent tip with my friends.

    I also changed the setting (in the “Things I Share” section) for “Places I’ve Checked In To” to “Only Me”, which requires you to go via the “Custom Edit” option + disabled the “Include me in ‘People here now’ after I check in” setting

    I have no idea how to check-in, but I made these changes in case I accidently set off one. Where I am is MY business!

    1. You’re welcome, Stephen. πŸ™‚

      I can’t use “Places” because I have an Android phone, but I certainly don’t need other people deciding to announce where I am and what I’m doing.

      I didn’t modify the “Include me” setting because if I actually DO check in somewhere, I’m endorsing the place and I want to be included in the social media surrounding it. However, as you said.. it needs to be MY decision whether to participate or not.

  5. Thanks for the tip, but did you have to use such a douchebag example? PSSSST: Fun Fact! Dudes aren’t the only ones who use Facebook or the internet.

    1. hehe You’re welcome, Erin. πŸ™‚

      No.. I didn’t have to use that particular example. πŸ˜€ However, the “People might rob you while they know you’re not at home” reason to hide your location-based status updates has been pretty well worn out by now. I thought I’d use something more fun. πŸ˜€

      Next time, I’ll use an example so that the ladies can get over on their boyfriends! πŸ˜‰

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