Facebook is part of our lives, whether we like it or not, but apparently, it is starting to affect us more than we would like. A new study shows that Facebook depression is growing and that most affected by it are preteens and teenagers. In other news, related to Facebook, it appears that more changes are being made to Facebook privacy settings and we’re here to tell you how that’s going to happen and especially how it is going to impact you.
Facebook Privacy Setting – An Ongoing Struggle
Facebook is pretty sensitive to its users’ demands; whenever its users demand more privacy settings and more control over them, it delivers quickly. Such was the case for this latest change in Facebook privacy settings. Determining what other people can see or can’t see is pretty important business for users, that is why Facebook is rolling out new privacy setting that are going to become available in the new future.
It’s all about sharing and how your friends’ sharing affects you and who can see what you share. Facebook’s product manager, Michael Novak says that he knows that many people believe that Facebook privacy settings have changed too much in the past, or that users feel that Facebook hasn’t made this process as transparent as it should have, but now we’re thinking about privacy not just as a set of controls or settings, but as a set of experiences that help people feel comfortable, says Mr. Novak.
Here’s what’s going to change:
- You know how today, whenever you’re posting something you get the option of sharing with your friends or making the post public? Well, now you’re going to get descriptions such as your friends on Facebook or Anyone on or off Facebook.
- You’ll be able to make your old cover photos private. How annoying that right now, Facebook doesn’t allow you to make your cover photos private?! With the new Facebook privacy settings, you’ll be able to do that!
That’s just a couple of the new Facebook privacy settings. What are your thoughts on them? Leave your comment in the section below, if you want to share.