The way it works is whenever you have chance to tag groups of your friends in an album, Facebook will use facial recognition to group similar faces together and automatically suggest the friend you should tag them with.
Here is a link to Facebook’s blog entry announcing the new feature – http://blog.facebook.com/blog.php?post=467145887130
This new feature is turned on by default, but you can turn it off – here’s how:
- Go to your privacy settings.
- Click “Customize settings.”
- Scroll down to “Things others share.”
- Find “Suggest photos of me to friends.”
- Change your preference.
Even though users have been upset before about these type of things being turned on by default, Facebook has demonstrated that this will most likely continue to be their modus operandi, so if you haven’t already, you should become familiar with Facebook’s privacy settings.
Bill Brelsford Small Business Marketing Consultant