Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Facebook crosses 350 Million Users, Eliminates Regional Networks

Facebook is rolling out changes that it proposed in July 2009. As per the communication sent by the founder Mark Zuckerberg to Facebook users, some of the regional networks have become so big as they have millions of members. And member’s privacy makes no sense here. So, Facebook is planning to update the current privacy model by eliminating the regional networks. The members will be prompted again to update the settings.

Facebook is also including more granular control for the privacy settings. Now, your information, contact details, photos… can be shared with your friends, friends of your friends, or everyone.

Mark says, “The plan we've come up with is to remove regional networks completely and create a simpler model for privacy control where you can set content to be available to only your friends, friends of your friends, or everyone. We're adding something that many of you have asked for — the ability to control who sees each individual piece of content you create or upload”.

I also want to add that Facebook has added 50 million users in 2 1/2 months. That’s actually a bit slower than the amount of time it took for them to get from 250 to 300 million users, though still a fast pace.

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