Yesterday there was a substantial amount of buzz about a new Facebook alternative being developed by four NYU students. Traditionally, such alternatives wouldn’t even have a shot, but due to the increasing pressure against Facebook, the press jumped on the story. The question remains however: would users switch from Facebook to an alternative service where they own and have complete control over their data?
Average Users Don’t Understand Facebook Privacy
Due to the constant changes to Facebook’s privacy settings, we’d assume that the average user has no idea how to effectively manage their privacy settings.