After 5 years, Facebook has reached the impressive milestone of 350 million users. To mark the occassion Mark Zuckerberg made a rare appearance to write an open letter to users announcing plans to change privacy settings.
Since the launch of Facebook, the focus has always been about Networks, which was always logical considering it was started as a social network for colleges and universities. However as Facebook has continued to grow, so have the Networks. And now it’s not only schools, colleges and universities that have their own network, over the last few years we have seen networks expand to include companies, institutions, regions and in some cases even countries.
However Zuckerberg addresses this in his letter saying that Facebook has concluded that networks are “no longer the best way for you to control your privacy”. To counter this they will be removing networks over the next few weeks and rolling out new, simpler privacy controls.
Though by the look of the comments the letter is attracting the only thing users want is a “dislike” button.