Not a big surprise I guess given the popularity of social networks but great to see this being added to XBOX Live. There has been a lot of chat lately about where Facebook in particular will be in a years time as for many people I have spoken to, the novelty of searching each others friends lists has kind of worn off. This added to the incessant Facebook spam means I probably check the site one or twice a day rather than once or twice an hour as I may have in the past.
Facebook will still be around - that's undoubted but will people start to split off in to their own social network enclaves on Ning, Community Builder, or XBOX for that matter? Personally, I think they will unless there is some "big new thing" that keeps us coming back to FB. Right now, there is more pushing me away than pulling me in.
Couldn't agree more. I don't check FB nearly as much as I did at the start of the year.
Great? Maybe. I find it interesting that, above 18, your friends list will be shared by default.
You'd think you'd know better by now don't you? Privacy comes first; it should have been opt-in, not opt-out; we shouldn't have to opt-out before the update comes down (and it should be on the xbox live privacy settings on the web site, not on a URL that isn't linked to anywhere yet except in blog posts - http://xbox.com/fof )
Social sites are not fun. That's all I've got to say about them even though i'm a registered member on Facebook. I've got to educate my friends :)
Change the world or go home.