Facebook gets the message: Users want simplicity

May 27, 2010

Moving quickly to respond to growing discontent about its privacy policies, Facebook has announced more details about its upcoming privacy improvements. The changes are all focused on making the site’s privacy settings much simpler to use, but Facebook is also doing what I hoped it would: It’s preserving the detailed privacy options for those who want them while allowing for easier, broader settings for the masses. It looks like users will be able to lock down their profiles to “Friends only” with one click.

As I’ve previously posted, Facebook may be a huge, valuable company, but it needs to listen to its users if it wants to stay that way. It sounds like Facebook is paying attention.


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