Facebook once again influenced, privacy changes via Google+?
Yep….once again Facebook is leveraging other social networks knowledge and incorporating into their own space. Facebook has introduced a new privacy setting to allow you to select who can see a status update.
This is a radical shift in the way they allow users to present information. Before, you had to navigate to a group, page, meeting, or another space to communicate to a specific group. Now, this can be done via the status bar, allowing you to select who will see your status update.
Hmm…this seems very similar to Google+, the way you can make an update and select which Circle will see the update.
Here are the items/updates Facebook has made to adjust privacy settings:
- Privacy Controls: Profile Editing
- Tag Approvals
- Photo Tag Approvals
- View Profile As
- Great Control of Status Updates
- Adding Locations to Status Updates
- More Control Over Photo Privacy
Privacy Controls: Profile EditingTag ApprovalsPhoto Tag ApprovalsView Profile AsGreat Control of Status UpdatesAdding Locations to Status UpdatesMore Control Over Photo Privacy
Mashable does a great job laying out all the details of the above changes. Here is the link to the article: http://mashable.com/2011/08/23/facebook-privacy-changes/#23921More-Control-Over-Photo-Privacy