Facegoogle? Facebook Responds to Google+ and Gives in to Foursquare

I was pleased to read today about Facebook’s rapid enlightenment on the need for easy to use privacy settings. That it comes as a reaction to Google+’s Circles...

Facebook mimic Google

I was pleased to read today about Facebook’s rapid enlightenment on the need for easy to use privacy settings. That it comes as a reaction to Google+’s Circles feature (which has been widely praised for it’s usability), is enormously satisfying. Not only do we now have some real competition among social networks. that competition is starting to make them better. Excellent!

As part of it’s enhanced privacy launch, Facebook is providing more control over how images are tagged with your name, and where they appear. Privacy settings are now available on every post and image, and Facebook users can now edit posts after they go live – features that Google+ got right first time.  As always these changes are rolling out over days – so you might not have them yet.

One other bit of Facebook news that’s worth noting: it would seem they’ve lost the battle for check-ins with Foursquare. They have abandoned the check-in feature in Facebook Places. David 1: Goliath 0.

Read Next

In this article

Join the Conversation

4 comments

  1. PJ Reply

    It’s even worse: you can still check in with the mobile app, but it’ll take you to the regular posting window where you can then select a location with whatever else (message, picture, etc.). Not exactly a smooth ux..

  2. PJ Verhoef Reply

    Skip that, looks like we’re both wrong: check-ins will stay, and both the check-in and the location tagging will work as an opt-in for a check-in deal..

  3. some.mx » ¿FACEBOOK TIENE MIEDO? Reply

    […] […]

  4. JT Reply

    This is why I say screw FB and I’ll stay with Google+.  When it takes someone else before you actually make it easy for users to manage security and privacy then piss off.

1 Shares
Share
Tweet
+11
Share