Saturday, 30 August 2014

blogging privacy: tablet / smartphone settings

Your blog should be about your subject....not about you, or where you live, where you attend college, or where you blog from - unless you decide an autobiographical and/or location based approach is your blog's focus.

Consider the privacy settings on your tablet. 
If you're going to use your smartphone for blogging too - the same advice is true. 

The app you choose to blog with will probably be the same for both your tablet and phone. 

The Blogger app used here is just one of several you might choose to make your own blog.

Note: This article is based on Blogger and iPad use

download Blogger app here

Your privacy settings determine how much you share with your readers...and with Google.
If you don't consider your privacy settings, you may share more information than you meant to, or want to.

As a rule of thumb give as little away about yourself as possible. You can always change the settings later if you need to - and when you know more about what you're doing.

Go to 'Settings' on your iPad
Click on 'Privacy', and then 'Location Services'

Any of your apps that use Location Services should be listed here.

In the following example Blogger is switched off (as are most of the other apps too).

As you begin to use the app you may get a prompt screen like this:

 If 'Current Location' is successfully switched off and you accidentally hit 'OK'
your next screen should say:

See privacy settings for iPhone information here

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