Prompted by a rising tide
of angry users, Facebook is calling
a company-wide meeting to address privacy issues.
In the past few months, the company has been hounded
by senators and challenged
by competitors offering platforms with
greater privacy. On Tuesday, Facebook's VP for public policy held a
Q&A with the New York Times that, in some ways
, did more damage than
good. What can we expect from the company's 4:00 p.m. meeting?
May Come of This, writes Ian
Paul at PC World: "Perhaps Thursday's all hands meeting is the
beginning of Facebook's effort to improve user guidance on issues of
sharing and privacy as Schrage mentioned, or maybe the company is
considering a roll back of new features as All Facebook suggests.
Regardless, it will be interesting to see if Facebook announces any
changes to its new features in the coming days, as the network attempts
to deal with recent criticisms over its new features and data sharing
- I'm Skeptical, writes Rahsheen Porter at Black Web:
"It’s debatable whether Facebook will be able to turn this thing around
or even if they are looking to do so. While they have lost a few users,
they are still #1 and this may just be a play to simply cool things down
- Look for Talk of 'Instant
Personalization,' writes Shane McGlaun at Daily Tech: "There are no official details about topics
at the meeting, but the much-debated 'Instant Personalization' feature
is sure to be on the schedule at the meeting. This feature drew the ire
of Schumer for sharing information
with third parties without getting the express permission of the user."
- Advice for the Company SEO and Tech Daily writes:
"Facebook needs to slow down and/or provide very visible notification
(and simple instructions) to users on how to share ... and more
importantly ... not to share .... depending on one's situation. If you
were using Friendfeed, you knew your stuff was public (or you had very
simple controls to block it)."
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