In case you missed it – Facebook edition
The world’s largest online social network is constantly evolving to meet the demands of its growing user base. In recent years, users have heavily scrutinized Facebook’s privacy controls. The newest round of changes, which will go live tomorrow, addresses some of these concerns. The changes also reflect some of the features of Facebook’s newest competitor, Google+, which was launched in June.
Photo tagging: You can now pre-approve photos and posts you are tagged in. You can also pre-approve what other people tag in your photos and posts. This is a welcome change for people whose embarrassing photos tend to pop up on Facebook. Learn more here.
Private posts: Facebook’s new, easier-to-use privacy controls will enable you to choose who you share updates and photos with on a post-by-post basis. A drop-down menu next to each post will let you select which users will be able to view your post. Learn more here.
Facebook Places: Facebook will also phase out Places, which allowed users to check in to locations on their cell phones. Instead, you will be able to tag cities, venues, landmarks, and other places in your status updates. Only 6% of Facebook users tried Facebook Places, so some experts believe that this change is Facebook’s latest attempt to compete with Foursquare, a social network that allows people to check in to various locations. Learn more here.
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