Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Facebook’s New Role in your Relationship


A new feature has been unveiled by Facebook.  It is a feature that you may not even be aware of.  The Facebook.com/us is a separate Facebook page dedicated to your relationship.  The page only exists if you are in a relationship or married, and it displays common likes, friends, check-ins, and pictures that you and your significant other share.  Neither person in the relationship has to sign off on the page; it is created and updated automatically.


The update was announced on November eighth by Facebook, and it has come under some scrutiny by some Facebook users.  It is viewed as a violation of privacy in that the page is created automatically. 

Facebook officials have said, “Anyone who uses Facebook owns and controls the content and information they post, as stated in our terms.  They control how that content and information is shared.  That is our policy, and it always has been.”

To ease your minds regarding this new Facebook feature, the security on the “relationship page” follows that of the couple in the relationship.  If you have your security set to private only the friends of both members in the couple are able to view the Facebook.com/us relationship page.  The new page is essentially an extension of the “see friendship” under the actions or setting button on your Facebook page, which was introduced in 2010.

If your Facebook security settings are set properly then the new Facebook.com/us will only be viewed by your friends, and is just an automatic feature that shows your relationship history and commonalities.

If you are in a relationship check it out for yourself.  Go to Facebook.com/us and you’ll be directed to your very own relationship page.  What are your thoughts on this feature?  Do you like it, or do you think it is a violation of the ownership of your Facebook account?  Let us know in the comments below or go to our very own Facebook page.

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