Facebook Offers Optional Privacy
Facebook announced that subscribers can adjust their privacy controls to make their profiles open to total public viewing. The move comes as Facebook changes its "look" and opens itself to more user and developer tinkering. Social networking sites such as Facebook have become an increasingly vital part of the enterprise, allowing a mobile work force to stay connected and share information.Facebook announced that it is giving its users the option of making their profiles open to total public viewing. In the old paradigm, user profiles were automatically made private, accessible only to "friends" and small networks. The site recently issued public profiles, which will allow businesses and enterprises with Facebook pages to post videos, photos and updates in the manner of individual profiles; this new step of allowing profiles to be public will theoretically benefit businesses looking to further expand their message.
Social networking has become an increased part of the enterprise, as companies use Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and other sites to increase messaging and communication among their workers. While useful, these sites lack some of the business functionality found in enterprise-centric social networking solutions.
Making a Facebook profile totally open to the public is an easy process.