Ashley (ashley_y) wrote in suggestions,

Privacy Information Icons on the User Info Page

Privacy Information Icons on the User Info Page

Short, concise description of the idea
Little "lock" and "eye" icons on bits of information on the user info page.

Full description of the idea
I get very confused about which bits of info on my user info page are visible to others. Is "Mutual Friends"? Is "Also Friend Of"? What about my email address or birthday?

It would be really helpful if the standard "lock" or "eye" privacy icon were displayed next to each bit that's not public.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Less confusion about who can see what about you.
  • Less "OMG someone knows my email address" drama.

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • You'd need to decide exactly where they would go.

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • I recommend putting them to the left of the bolded heading.
Tags: privacy, profile/userinfo, user interface, § obsolete
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