micklearn - 6:47 am on Apr 23, 2010 (gmt 0)
Well, I opted-out in the privacy settings immediately.
My usage and the usage of friends, "friends" and family on facebook has declined dramatically over the last year. It has been a good medium to reconnect with people, much like classmates.com was for a while, years ago (I don't go there anymore). Once we reconnected and traded email addresses/phone numbers, there really wasn't a need to visit classmates.com.
I sense the same trend might be starting to happen with facebook (despite all of the traffic reports out there) and maybe they're trying to nip it in the bud with this "awesome" new feature.
From what I've read lately, it appears as though people playing Zynga's games on facebook has highly increased a user's time spent/return visits on the site -- and actually, Zynga might wind up creating more in revenue for itself than facebook does this year. (I couldn't find any information on whether there is a revenue share involved or not.)
After delving into Mr. Zuckerberg's past, I found myself shaking my head and thinking about deleting my facebook account. Their new plan sounds like it might have evolved out of desperation, desire for fame and possibly, just outright greed.