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Facebook hits 350,000,000 Users and Announces several Privacy changes

December 1, 2009

Facebook announced early today that they have surpassed the 350 million user mark. Facebook officially reached 300 million members back in mid-September 2009, and marked their 250 millionth member back in mid-July of this year.

Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, posted an open letter to all of the Facebook members about the upcoming updates to the site. Facebook has posted an advance warning of the upcoming changes asking members for feedback. The company has previously changed the site on numerous occasions and received negative feedback from members regarding the changes.

The open letter to all the Facebook users mentions that the upcoming changes to the website will remove the current regional networks, which are said to be overloaded with members, some with more than 100 million members.

The changes will bring new privacy settings for all of its members, rolling out in the next couple of weeks which will increase user control over content. The changes are said to allow users more control over what is shared with who sees every piece of content you create or upload to your profile.

Some settings will be combined to make controlling your content a little easier. Users will be prompted of the upcoming changes in a couple of weeks directly on their pages, discussing the changes and allowing for user feedback.

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Is such a huge following good or bad? Privacy and spam a problem? Leave a comment!

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