Face Book and social networking

There have been many concerns raised about Face Book and the privacy issue and I have posted articles of note to twitter. When I read most of these articles by social commentators I often think that they just don’t understand what it is to be a teenager anymore and recognise how important social networks are in establishing self esteem and identity and finding like minded people to share with. My mother worries about privacy but these kids say why.
My face book is private used to keep in touch with those who have touched me, both now and then. Within that I use privacy settings. I prefer to only allow friends onto my facebook, no friends of friends as I believe this reduces my risk. Follow the guidelines and common sense and you should be safe from nigerian scamsters.

A news feed about Face Book from the New York Times
The perils of Face Book
How to protect your privacy