Facebook regional networks will soon be a thing of the past, founder Mark Zuckerberg recently wrote in an open letter to Facebook. Zuckerberg explained that the changes were meant to increase privacy and allow users to better control who can see their information. While the networks worked well when Facebook was only open to college students, apparently they aren't working as well now that it has reached mass appeal.
"The plan we've come up with is to remove regional networks completely and create a simpler model for privacy control where you can set content to be available to only your friends, friends of your friends, or everyone. We're adding something that many of you have asked for — the ability to control who sees each individual piece of content you create or upload."
In a nutshell, this is an overhaul of privacy setting on Facebook. In the coming weeks, you'll receive a message asking you to update yours, along suggestions for your preferences based on your current settings. I generally keep my social networking accounts private, but the no-regional network change means I won't be able to stalk — er, check out profiles from — people that live in my city. How do you feel about this?