Facebook changes in privacy

Okay, I don’t feel like tinisizing that URL, but you can follow it on a blog, right? 😉

Interesting article about the upcoming changes in facebook privacy. I’m not surprised facebook is moving towards public feeds, because as the article puts it:

Facebook holds a giant reservoir of demographic and sentiment data. It is the mother lode – and it’s been inaccessible so far because everything has been private so far.
http://www.nytimes.com/external/readwriteweb/2009/06/24/24readwriteweb-the-day-facebook-changed-messages-to-become-18772.html

For public entities and organizations such as libraries, a public feed might make facebook more useful for outreach and education. However, for the general user or private organizations, I can see where the changes will be huge, especially, if facebook doesn’t clearly explain how to opt out or restrict the public feed.

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