There are a few items about Facebook in the news this week that Jody Victor‘s crew found:
1. Facebook at Work. Facebook wants to compete directly with Linkin for your work networking. Referring to it as FB@Work, the effort is currently based in London. At this stage there hasn’t been a formal announcement but if you search for it, you will find much information on this. Some say you will be able to keep your work profile completely separate from your personal profile. We will just have to wait and see.
2. Facebook privacy. Once again, Facebook has revamped it privacy policies. One thing to be aware of is that when you post something, you can choose who can see it. But Facebook can always see everything. Ever notice that once you “like” something (like a website or store), several ads show up right under it that are similar?
3. Facebook ads and promotions. Facebook realizes people come to Facebook to see what is happening in their feeds and have listened to the complaints about how many ads are showing instead of friends and pages they care about. Starting in January 2015, you should see less promotional content in your News Feed. So just because you “like” a page doesn’t mean you want to see every post they make. This is what will change.