9/13/2011 6:12 PM ET |
Filed under: Facebook
You know what's cool about Google+? They have circles that lets you put your friends, families, co-workers, and associates into particular categories so that you can choose who you want to see on your homepage.
Guess what? Facebook is doing is doing the same thing. Except, instead of circles, Facebook labels the new feature with "lists."
And what's worse is that your friends can actually SEE which categories you put them in, which means you're probably going to create quite a few enemies. In fact, the lists even show up on your FB profile.
WTF?! SO not cool, Facebook! The whole point of creating all these new privacy features is so that we can HIDE info from our FB friends, not SHOW them more. UGH!
Luckily, you can turn this feature off, but ONLY by following a few steps on an area of their Help page, which most users may not even know about.
Get it together, Facebook. You aren't making your users too happy.
UPDATE: Reps from Facebook have revealed to us that "Friend Lists will not appear on your profile page. We are discontinuing that feature with this launch."
Tags: circles, facebook, feature, google plus, lists, privacy