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Saturday, July 11, 2009

changes in facebook privacy

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.

For public entities and organizations such as libraries, universities, etc. 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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