Much has been made recently over the fact that while Facebook users can set their friends lists to “Only Me” within their privacy settings, a slight loophole exists: If a user’s friend has their friends list set to public, all of their friends will appear when viewing their mutual friends, thereby “outing” that user, despite the “Only Me” setting. Mashable went one step further, piecing together some of the friends list of none other than Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Not long after Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the redesign of News Feed, several social media, Web, search, and design experts shared their thoughts with AllFacebook. While some love the News Feed’s visual aspects, others worry about what this could mean for pages, as many users may navigate directly to the all friends feed.
Friendster’s very real request that everyone back up their profiles locally sharply contrasts a hoax viral message reposting on Facebook earlier this year about space supposedly running out. This begs the question about the long-term prognosis for the predecessor site — please share your opinion in our poll.
Facebook has quietly protected its dominant position in social networking by buying the Friendster portfolio of patents from MOL Global.
Have you ever heard of Friendster? If you live in the United States and are under the age of 20 then probably not. Anybody in the social media space knows Friendster as a metaphor for a great success gone awry. Friendster was the first site to make social networking mainstream through an invite only system which attracted millions of users during which time the founders turned down a $30 million acquisition offer from Google.