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Non-Shocker - Facebook's Problems Limited to A-Listers

May 17, 2010 13:30:42.332

This doesn't surprise me a bit - Facebook is still growing, and the "backlash" over privacy is limited to a handful of overly self important A-Listers:

Facebook has had a net gain of 10 million active users since it announced a series of new features at f8, the company's April 21st developer conference. A few high profile tech bloggers may have quit the site, but not many other people have. The number of deactivations, according to a Facebook spokesperson, is about the same as it's been all along.

Outside of the upper reaches of the blogosphere, I haven't heard anyone talking about Facebook having a problem. Here's the bottom line: no else one cares. People seem to have a pretty good grasp of what Facebook is useful for, and they use it for those things. Here's a question: if you aren't a celebrity, how the heck else are you going to regain contact with people you went to school with for a reunion? Back when people tended to live where they grew up, this was a non-issue. Now?

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posted by James Robertson


Re: Non-Shocker - Facebook's Problems Limited to A-Listers

[Jo] May 17, 2010 13:55:33.332

Actually, some friends of mine are upset about the changes and they aren't celebrities. I think it's still a matter of locking down info yourself, but my friend posted this link: [link 1]

o explain the protest.

[1 http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.huffingtonpost.com%2F2010%2F05%2F15%2Fdelete-facebook-account-q_n_576956.html&h=1d8b4 ]

Re: Non-Shocker - Facebook's Problems Limited to A-Listers

[David Mitchell] May 17, 2010 15:01:37.302

I think the a-listers are merely aware. I told my wife about the privacy changes and she is very upset. She only posts info that she essentially considers public, but the change in default terms was unclear to her and she feels that Facebook has deliberately misled her.

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