Just a few days after my rant about online abuse – particularly that directed against women – came this excellent article in Poynter from Jeff Sonderman focusing on the harassment that women journalists face from their social networks when using Twitter and the Facebook subscribe function to engage with their readers.
Click on ‘Friends’ on the left side of your profile. Here you can sort, search and assign friends into lists of your choosing. Take the time to create lists based on the sort of things you share. Maybe you have a list for family and friends to show off photos of your kids/pets/self. Maybe you have one just for coworkers or work-related purposes.
Be selective about who you share with.
You can direct individual status updates, photos, videos, notes and galleries to very granular groups (based on those friends lists you made). Your subscribers likely don’t care about your dinner plans with friends, so maybe those sort of updates should be directed to friends only. Also take the time consider the privacy of those you tag or feature in posts or images, they may not want to be exposed to your public audience.