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.