How Your Facebook Privacy Is Vanishing

The chart was a personal project created by Matt McKeon, who by day is a researcher at IBM’s Visual Communication Lab (where Fernanda Viegas used to work).

It’s concentric rings show the groups who can see a given slice of information, if you leave the default settings in place. Here’s the service in 2005:

Facebook privacy infographic

In 2009: Facebook privacy infographic

And now:Facebook privacy infographic


This relates to an earlier post and again I encourage your to be wise in how much you put out on the web. I have long since realized that I live a “public life” as a pastor. But this does not mean that my family has to be exposed on the web.