Facebook evolves by reverting, it would seem. As Zuckerberg’s letter explains, Facebook is doing away with regional networks, which were added when the popular social networking site moved beyond its student base. Now they are implementing more privacy controls, but the options swing wide–share with friends, friends of friends, or everyone. That’s a big jump from friends of friends to everyone. It seems to me that the regional network is in between those categories. So, I can’t share with Cleveland unless I open up my posts to everyone in the world. Yikes.
Part of the logic for doing away with regional networks is that 50% of Facebook users are in regional networks. Say what? Perhaps that means that a lot of people like a regional network, as opposed to, say, the whole world. It’s big, but not too big. Zuckerberg is promoting the move as controlling your privacy, but is it a move to get more people to open up to the whole world, instead?
I don’t know what to think, yet.