It’s a Small World

I had mentioned previously about how I felt that Google Plus just felt like it was more secure when you originally set up accounts.  When you’ve got it running, it’s always a good idea to stay on top of things and tweak it to your liking.  How it’s done may not be so immediately obvious.  Just remember this – look for the “small worlds”!

Clicking on them bring up options everywhere when you’re trying to configure settings.


It’s worth keeping tabs on because you may have just gone with some defaults when setting up your accounts and then elect to change your mind.  To get to this point, navigate to your profile and click the edit profile button.  Options that have the “small world” are wide open to the world!

By clicking on them, you have the option to change the level of security and who gets to see what.  In the example above, you’ll see that most of what I have is available to the world.  But, if I’m concerned about a particular item, I can limit the visibility.  So, for example, I may not wish to have my education available to everyone and I may elect to limit it to a particular circle.

Use the editor to make any changes, and the pull down menu gives you finer control over just who sees what.

It’s a quick and easy setting and let’s you have the exact level of visibility that you want.  With all things on the web, it’s a good idea to check through periodically and just make sure that you’re broadcasting exactly what you think you are.

OTR Links for 07/11/2011

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.