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Facebook Launches "Rooms," Allowing Anonymous Identity

     
6:04 pm on Oct 24, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Well, here we go. We knew Facebook was working on this. Just remember that Facebook will know who you are, so it's not truly anonymous.

Inspired by both the ethos of these early web communities and the capabilities of modern smartphones, today we’re announcing Rooms, the latest app from Facebook Creative Labs. Rooms lets you create places for the things you’re into, and invite others who are into them too. Facebook Launches "Rooms," Allowing Anonymous Identity [blog.rooms.me]
Not only are rooms dedicated to whatever you want, room creators can also control almost everything else about them. Rooms is designed to be a flexible, creative tool. You can change the text and emoji on your like button, add a cover photo and dominant colors, create custom “pinned” messages, customize member permissions, and even set whether or not people can link to your content on the web. In the future, we’ll continue to add more customizable features and ways to tweak your room.



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2:04 am on Oct 25, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Are they going to push this down our throats at every opportunity just as they are doing with their messenger?
3:21 pm on Oct 25, 2014 (gmt 0)

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To me this looks like FB has realised it is losing teenagers fast and it wants to re-introduce teen appeal to bring them back.
5:36 pm on Oct 27, 2014 (gmt 0)

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This is FBs attempt at bringing more conversation into its own ecosystem. All independent forms of discussion, such as forums, will be assimilated.
5:48 pm on Oct 27, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Given its history of tweaking privacy settings I doubt much faith will be put into its definition of anonymity.
9:34 am on Oct 30, 2014 (gmt 0)

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History repeats itself, seems like the idea of Yahoo chat rooms is coming back in the disguised form.