Humans don’t understand risk very well. We’re terrified of big things that probably won’t happen, and do nothing about little things which probably will.
It is almost 100% certain that someone will see something on your Facebook that you’d rather they didn’t. That might lead to identity theft, your boss finding out you don’t have a cold, or your GF finding out you know she farts. Big deal/little deal.
Yeah, you say, but my animals need feeding.
Here’s a simple and fast way to tighten up your Facebook privacy from Nilay Patel, managing editor of tech blog engadget. He created three lists, each with a different level of access, and put people on the appropriate list. There’s step-by-step instructions and screen shots and it’ll take you 10 minutes. Go do it or I’ll break in and do it for you.