Real quick…two articles in Mashable today that should give Facebook a clue:
Sean Parker (a FB shareholder) notes that Facebook’s power users are moving to Twitter and Google Plus
Users surveyed dislike Timeline.
What do these have in common? It’s the perception that users’ privacy is being chipped away too rapidly. For instance, I think Timeline is awsum! I want to look at my Timeline…what a great tool! It’s just that I want to be able to lock it down and only show it to a few people (or no one).
What if Facebook’s default position was to make all new features super-private in the beginning and give users a chance to adjust to them and open up themselves instead of forcing everything to be public and ratcheted down? They continually come at things from the wrong direction.
And teens will leave Facebook for Google+? I’ve said it before…they really screwed up by putting off that IPO.