With all the rage on real-time search right now, it is not surprising that Facebook would want its members to rethink their privacy settings. Interestingly, Facebook issued this long press release explaining all sorts of things where in fact it could easily just ask users – “hey folks! we’re getting into the real-time bandwagon, care to share your Facebook profile so that we would have something to offer to the search engines?”
That would have saved them the trouble of writing the long piece, justifying and sugar coating the real objective of persuading Facebook members to go public.
Ok, I may be too harsh. Let’s give the Facebook folks the benefit of the doubt and consider the announcement as a genuine call for Facebook members to personalize their privacy settings and look at the easy-to-use tools that will help empower them to adjust these settings.
Let’s see now, individual privacy settings for individual posts and content, deletion of the regional network settings, transition tool for reviewing and updating members’ privacy settings, and a learning center that aims to educate members about the importance of personalizing their privacy settings on Facebook.
Alright folks, the ball is now in your hands. Are you going public with your Facebook account or not?