Facebook announced they are opening up to a â€œpublic listing searchâ€ which will allow your profile to be found through any search engine, control of this will still be in the hands of the user which should settle any privacy concerns. An email from a company spokesperson said, â€œWe are giving users approximately one month to set their privacy options before we allow search engines to index these public search listings.â€ First it was Microsoft, then it was Google, could Facebook become the next company that people become concerns that it is too big and powerful?
AOL’s Netscape.com killed their social news a short 14 months after giving birth, â€œWe received some feedback that people really do associate the Netscape brand with providing mainstream news that is editorially controlled. In fact, we specifically heard that our users do have a desire for a social news experience, but simply didnâ€™t expect to find it on Netscape.com.â€
Here are some of the other industry stories and news that we talked about in this edition of The Week That Was.
New Hires & Promotions:
Word Up! ’07 – October 16
The Secret – October 31
As the World Searches II – October 31