LIKE SEVERAL people in my social network, I get poked a few times every week by people I may not know. In my case, it's an electronic "poke" on Facebook. By "poking" someone on Facebook, you can slip inside their privacy settings. "Poking" friends and strangers on Facebook might be the equivalent of an electronic wave but lots of Facebook subscribers do not realise that the pokee can often see the profile of the poker for a week, whether they become a "friend" or not. To change this from happening, you should read the information below the fold.
Many new members of the Facebook community do not know that Facebook provides a number of privacy settings. Using the "privacy" hyperlink at the top right of the main Facebook screen, you can ratchet back all sorts of details and hide them from the Facebook community.
Limit Profile. You control who can see your profile, contact information, groups, wall, photos, posted items, online status, and status updates.
Limit Search. You can control who can find you in searches and what appears in your search listing.
Limit News Information. You can control what actions show up in your Mini-Feed and your friends' News Feeds.
Limit Poke, Message, and Friend Request. You can select which parts of your profile are visible to people you contact through a poke, message, or friend request.
Limit Reach of Applications. You can edit your privacy for applications you have added to your account, applications that you have used on another website, and other applications built on Facebook Platform.