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Privacy prevails on Facebook

Milly Diaz
Milly Diaz
Associate Director of Social Media
2 December 2009

facebook-privacyIn an open letter issued last night on the official Facebook blog, founder Mark Zuckerberg spelled the end to networks on the world’s most popular social network for the sake of privacy.

Zuckerberg also announced that users will have more control over who sees each individual piece of content created and uploaded on to the site.

As the networks are dismantled over the next few weeks, Facebook users will be asked to review their privacy settings. Apparently, the privacy settings page will be made simpler to navigate by combining some settings, according to Zuckerberg.

In my opinion, the option for a more private, secure experience on Facebook is a good thing. But, as I’ve mentioned in a previous post, don’t allow privacy settings to lull you into a false sense of security. Anything posted on a social network can still come back to haunt you!

From what I can recall, this is also fairly big news as it’s the first ‘major’ feature Facebook will sacrifice for the sake of growth.

What do you think about the announcement? Are there any other features that could be changed to improve a Facebook user’s experience on the network?



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