Facebook Vs. Twitter

With new privacy controls, Facebook may have a leg up

Facebook will be changing its privacy settings to give users more control over the amount of information they share and who has access to it. Although the company was tight-lipped, apparently users will be able to share personal information with the general public. Charlene Lim, founder of digital strategy firm Altimeter Group, says that the proposed changes could give Facebook a competitive edge over it’s rivals. “In many ways,” she says, “it trumps what Twitter does because there are two levels at which someone can use Facebook — a ‘public’ one versus multiple layers of ‘private’ feeds.”

The New York Times

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