Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced today that Facebook would be going through some sweeping changes to how our privacy settings are handled. The most notable changes are two-fold: first, sone of the existing settings will be grouped under a single unified setting for simplicities sake and second, regional networks will be discontinued. nothing is said of what will replace them, if anything, but the logic is sound.
I think that this typifies one of the core reasons that Facebook has managed to thrive through such rapid, massive growth, in that the FB team have always been both willing and able to adapt to changing conditions. As part of this fleet footed adaptability they have been able to scale up their operation ans growth demands. As any businessman will tell you, if you can’t scale your organization, you run the significant risk of having it collapse under its own weight.
There will be some, perhaps many who will not like the new changes, but overall, I think that in order for Facebook to continue being the valuable network that it is, these changes are not only good, but necessary.
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