Xbox Live going social

Xbox Live going social

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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 :)

    Blue Monster,

    Change the world or go home.

    Linley

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