Just noticed a new and important privacy setting on Orkut: “allow people to find me through my email address”
Using this setting you can restrict others from finding your orkut profile using email address. Just select “Don’t allow people to find me” option in above screenshot and you are done!
This is surely good for most job seekers as many companies/employment agencies nowadays go through candidates’ profiles on social networking sites before making an opinion about them. Its hard to find a person specially in IT industry who is not using atleast one social network.
I remember myself coding a script for one HR agency where the script accepts list of email addresses, find orkut profiles for each of them, gather some information from profiles and uses a customized algorithm to rank candidates! 😉
Guess, now you can save yourself from some disappointment if you have a profile which you do not want to seen by your employer.
Personally, I will recommend not to put any private information on social networking sites, no matter what privacy settings they offer.