You may or may not have noticed that since the launch of the most recent version of the site, we now have the option to share a post or question on Facebook and Twitter. These are only available on posts set to 'Everyone', allowing someone to share a post via their social media accounts and therefore help more people with RA or who suspect RA to find the community here.
Nothing has changed in the site’s privacy terms as, someone finding the site through Google or any other method in the past would see as much of a public post as anyone coming through Facebook will do now i.e. they still need to join the site to view more. I know some people are concerned about this addition and I suggest if you do not want your own posts shared you ensure you select ‘Community’ when publishing something which means only people who have joined can see the post or question.
The site has always been very accessible to anyone looking to find others with RA and we want this to continue to be the case. That said, it is imperative that you all be aware of the importance of keeping your identities protected and not risking your privacy through any social media channel, which HealthUnlocked is. Please read more about this at healthunlocked.com/policies...
Of course you are more than welcome to give your feedback about the sharing button to HU directly as they are keen to know what you think of the site. Use the contact form and select Feedback from the category list at support.healthunlocked.com/...
As I said earlier this week, please contact me or the other admins via Private Message if you have any concerns about your safety or privacy when using our community.
NRAS Digital Media Coordinator & HU Admin