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Facebook Opens Corporate Blog To Comments

(Again) asks users to share their thoughts

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Yesterday, Facebook held a press conference call, put out a press release, and published a blog post as it gave users a voice in the recasting of the site’s terms of use.  Today, although there hasn’t been quite as much noise, the social network found another way to demonstrate that it’s interested in people’s opinions. 

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Posts on the official Facebook Blog are now open to users’ comments.  The new "I like this" feature has been enabled, too.  Think the changes sounds minor?  The post announcing everything has already attracted around 75 comments and 50 thumbs up.

That’s not to say a true line of communication is necessarily open – Kathy H. Chan, Facebook’s resident blogger, writes, "We won’t be responding to comments directly," – but it’s a step in what many people will regard as the right direction.

Chan explains, "You may be wondering why we’re choosing to open commenting and enable the Like feature on the Facebook blog now.  It’s because we believe that when people choose to share more openly, the transparency will help us better understand one another.  That’s the promise of Facebook.  Besides, receiving more of your feedback will enable us to do more good – on the blog and across the site in the way we build products."

So go have your say if you want.  Facebook seems ready to listen.

Facebook Opens Corporate Blog To Comments
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  • http://officialsafetyandsecurity.com Debbie Morgan

    You really should be blushing, Blushes2. Your comment has nothing to do with this article : (

  • http://officialsafetyandsecurity.com Debbie Morgan

    I’m typically on FaceBook to socially market my safety and security web site as well as raise awareness for it’s products. I’ve found them very ready to listen to their people. Thanks, Doug, for this information.

  • http://www.flowersformothersday.org Flowers for mothers day

    Forgive me, but is there any greater waste of time than Facebook. I mean what do people have to do all day. I cancelled my account as I got fed up with being ‘poked’ and ‘played with’.

    Ask yourself, apart from keeping in touch with people, friends and family, what does facebook actually do? What does it stand for?

    I’ve yet to get it. Remember FriendReunited that ITV bought for millions in the Uk. It’s the same thing, over-rated social networking with some crazy figure attached to its value simply because it’s where alot of people happen to ‘be’. Very few used that site now.

    I wonder why!

  • http://fullworxnetworking.ning.com A G Bell

    In the blog Facebook say that they “think” that this type of action is “unprecidented”, or to put it another way, no-one or no company has openned up policy making in this way, before.

    They’re wrong. It’s the newest concept around. I know of at least two. I found them, as yet unlaunched, when I came up with the idea myself. My web-site is www.fullworxnetworking.co.uk and I openned my site on the 3rd of September 2008. The concept is to unite business, professional and social networkers together in one networking platform, for the continued mutual benefit of all. Our only policy is that members shape the network policy. We got there BEFORE FACEBOOK.

    I put a comment to this effect on the blog and the support that I have received has been fantastic. People really care.

  • http://www.thetruthsoflife.com Jarett

    And how many full-time employees did Facebook have to hire to read and keep up with all of the comments? :)

  • http://www.funeralwreaths.net funeral wreaths

    Some top psychologist has just come out and said Facebook users should spend less time on it and start getting a life.

    Here’s the article:
    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/4/20090220/tuk-get-off-facebook-and-get-a-life-dba1618.html

    Got to say this echoes my thoughts and feelings for a long while.

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    Supper.

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    Supper.

  • http://www.resveratrolsources.net Resveratrol

    The concept is to unite business, professional and social networkers together in one networking platform, for the continued mutual benefit of all. Our only policy is that members shape the network policy. We got there BEFORE FACEBOOK.