One of the most popular social networking sites Facebook.com at today's press conference held at the company's offices in California announced that starting from Tuesday until Thursday, it will implement an improved system for regulating user privacy.
At the same time, Facebook introduced its instant messenger client.
The new system for regulating the privacy of profiles will allow users to choose which friends they can view their profile and to what extent they can do it. That is, they will be able to limit which friends will be able to see only images, and who will be able to read their comments. Users will be able to limit the possibilities of their friends when adding them.
Recently, Facebook has been trying to strengthen the privacy of its site and give them more control over users. In December, they announced new methods by which the user can group friends and, depending on the groups, allow them access to certain sections of his profile.
Facebook.com as any site that allows users to publish their personal information faces huge problems when it comes to privacy and how other members can access them. Naomi Gleit, the Facebook manager for privacy and internationalization at the press conference announced that the new system has been tested for a long time and will be implemented at a great request from its members. In addition, Gleit noted that the new system will not affect the application system that Facebook has recently introduced, which allows software developers to create various applications.
This social networking site is one of the most innovative when it comes to controlling by members over its information, and with the inevitable development of the site, we can certainly expect much more.
Also at this press conference, the company announced the new service - instant messenger, which was presented by the product manager Peter Deng. It was pointed out that the service does not need to download programs and install local files, but the IM is fully web-enabled and works with all browsing platforms. The service also allows for automatic archiving of conversations and archives will be stored for 90 days on their servers.
Will the new Facebook service endanger perpetual IM platforms like MSN Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger remains to be seen. For now, it is not possible to add contacts from other networks other than Facebook.