Kids! You can now post public Facebook updates. The feature is rolling out today.
The latest news from Facebook HQ almost seems like a compromise of sorts: For starters, if you’re between the ages of 13 and 17, anything you post will now default to “Friends” instead of “Friends of Friends” as it did before. So in that sense, your privacy has been locked down a bit more.
On the other hand, you can now post publicly and turn on the Follow feature so you can start amassing your legions of fans. And just to make sure you don’t post something publicly that should actually posted privately, you’ll see the following nag box reminding you that what you’re about to post
can ruin your life “can be seen by others, not just people you know.”
The Internet: It’s like permanent marker, except way, way, way, way, way, way, way, way more permanent. And smelling it doesn’t make you dizzy.
Teens Now Start With “Friends” Privacy for New Accounts; Adding the Option to Share Publicly [Facebook]