Facebook Screws Up Again (Otherwise Known As, Your Parents Can Now See Your Random Hookups & Drunk Pictures)

Fresh off the heels of its News Feed & Mini Feed fiasco, Facebook.com is making another boneheaded move by opening up the site to anyone with an email address. Ostensibly, this is a good move because it increases the number of users on the site, but with it, Facebook throws away the ability to match a specific name to a specific email address, which you can do now by requiring everyone to have an address ending in .edu. Furthermore, the site is now open to stalkers, and worse yet, your parents or job interviewers. By opening the site to everyone, Facebook is losing any claim to exclusivity it could have had, and is only going to enrage its college population further. However, said population may be too entrenched in the network, and starved for alternatives, to punish the site for its misgivings.

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One thought on “Facebook Screws Up Again (Otherwise Known As, Your Parents Can Now See Your Random Hookups & Drunk Pictures)

  1. Roland

    Facebook profiles are closed by default – haven’t you ever seen the privacy settings page? Also, people have been able to join corporate networks for months now. No .edu address there, either.

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