18 Social Media Insiders React to New Facebook Groups, Privacy


Hanging on to every word said at yesterday’s Facebook announcement were the developers and agencies that have built their businesses on Facebook’s offerings. I reached out to this influential and insightful “group” for reactions on the revamped Facebook Groups, allowing users to download their data and the new application dashboard.

After the jump, some comments that will surprise you.

Kevin Barenblat, Co-founder and CEO, Context Optional

Launching Facebook’s expanded groups product is a smart move by the company that serves a dual purpose: the increased privacy settings placate critics of the company’s emphasis on making the world too open while simultaneously strengthening Facebook’s ownership of the protected web beyond Google’s reach.

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