Even though Facebook’s privacy settings change often, a study by Carnegie Mellon University shows that more users are becoming better at keeping sensitive information off the social network. According to a study of more than 5,000 Facebook profiles, fewer users are making public information such as date of birth and political affiliation. However, confusion over Facebook’s privacy settings has led to an increase in posting of interests such as favorite movies, books, and music — as well as sharing to applications and advertisers.
Facebook is testing a host of new open graph actions for content involving subjects like books, movies, and television, including “rate,” “quote,” “wants to read,” and “wants to watch,” developer Tom Waddington pointed out to sister blog Inside Facebook.
The Facebook family is producing another author, as Randi Zuckerberg, former marketing director at the social network and sister of founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, inked a two-book pact with HarperCollins.
Facebook users are more likely to trust their friends when it comes to movie recommendations, and Deseret Digital Media saw an opportunity in this area, particularly when it came to families with children, resulting in the launch of online family media guide OK.com.
Add “author” to the list of accomplishments by Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, as her book about women and the workplace, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, is scheduled for release March 12, 2013.
Companies are figuring out every way to maximize the Facebook experience while users are online, but what about when they’re not logged in? A new project called Yearly Leaf is conducting an experiment in social permanence: by connecting with Yearly Leaf, Facebook users can order a moleskin-bound book recapping a year of their life on the social network.
Yes, someone wrote a whole entire book dedicated to Facebook’s initial public offer.
The Hunger Games premieres in movie theaters this Friday, and that day will also see a version of the game debut on Facebook.