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Facebook changes - "giving you more control"

Facebook changes, giving you more control and adding new features
By: Anthony Garreffa | Internet & Websites News | Posted: Oct 7, 2010 2:07 am

I know this isn't tech related - but TweakTown is intertwined with Facebook and so are 500, 000, 000 and counting users.




I'll keep this short and sweet.


Facebook have been touting some changes lately - which of course they keep under wraps. With the release of "The Social Network" it doesn't come as a surprise that Zuckerberg and co would use this time frame to update Facebook.


Today, they launch some new things which I won't go into lots of detail over - but give you the gist of it.


"Groups" is just that - groups, it will let you put your friends into specific groups (family, sports team, TweakTown!). Once the group is created, a group member posts to the group - everyone in the group will receive a notification. This is handy as sometimes you don't know if someone has seen something you've posted - but now, when in the group - all users within the group will receive a notification, so you will know they saw or read what you've posted.


Also included in Groups is Group Chat - you can speak to the entire group if you wanted to.


"Download Your Information" - this allows you to select what you want from your Facebook profile (pictures, messages, etc) and have them sent to you in Zip form via E-Mail. To protect your information - the feature is only available after confirming your password and answering the various security questions.


There's also a new dashboard to see how applications use your data to personalise your experience. Obviously as there are lots of apps out there now - it will give you the details on just how much sites can see of your information/profile.


Most of this should be rolling out today (Groups is a go!) and the Download Your Information will supposedly be available tomorrow.


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