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Of course you can always set your page preference on 'private'. That way most of your profile and friends list is hidden from the public. But your contact table will still be seen by everyone. If you don't want a stranger sending you a friend request or a private message, there are 'hide contact table codes' that you can use as well.
If you have no desire to hide your MySpace profile, but still wish to hide your friends, there are codes you can use to hide your friends list, even your top 8. This is especially a good idea if many of your top 8 friends are young; it will help hide their profiles from any untrustworthy adult that may come across your page.
There are also codes that can be used to keep your status invisible whenever you log on. If you don't wish for anyone, even your friends, to know when you're logged on, just use a 'hide online status' code. Of course you may already be familiar with the editing profile options for your MySpace page. You can easily and quickly edit your privacy options. You can choose to do this or use a copy and paste a 'hide online status' code from a MySpace codes site. There is also a code that you can use that will conceal your last login time.
There are MySpace codes that can be used to hide your about me specifics and favorites. This way strangers won't be able to look at specific areas of your profile. There are also codes you can use to change your 'about me' layout if you don't like the default format that MySpace provides. There are MySpace quiz and survey sites that offer thousands of different 'about me' quizzes. You can fill them out and then add them to your profile.
You can also apply a MySpace code to hide your comments. If you have comments from some friends that you'd rather your other friends not see, a 'hide comments' code will come in handy. Your MySpace page will also load a lot more quickly especially if you hide all of the large pictures some people like to leave for comments.
So now you have some ideas about how to keep your MySpace private. There are many privacy codes that will allow you to hide whatever part(s) of your profile you wish to keep invisible. There are many privacy codes to choose from, without hidding your entire profile. It's still possible to keep your MySpace page unique and true to yourself while maintaining your privacy.