Don’t Fall For It – Your Facebook Posts Are NOT Going Public Tomorrow
You have to love the Internet. Or, maybe you don't. But, the one thing you can count on and that is a hoax will be spread and most of your friends list will fall for it. And, yes, it's happening again.
No doubt you've seen a multitude of your friends passing the word that all of your Facebook posts are about to go public and the known universe, as we know it, will explode. Maybe not that last part, but definitely the first. Here's what that dreaded status looks like.
Oh yes, the infamous Channel 13 News. Their weather man sucks. Kidding. There is no Channel 13 and there is no sudden revelation of your posts to the super-dangerous public. This is a hoax that was started four years ago. And, I know many of you don't trust Snopes, but they happen to be right on this one.
I would encourage you to read their links and documentation, but I'll break it down for you. When you sign up for a Facebook account, you are giving them the right to use your info however they dang well please. And, you can't retroactively change that agreement by posting a status update.
This hoax rears its head every year and this is nothing new. All we ask is that you PLEASE MAKE IT STOP NOW! OK, we feel better now.