Facebook Status Updates Go Public

Facebook is testing a new privacy setting that for the first time allows its members to share their status updates and items with a wider Internet audience than just Facebook members.

The status update box–now called Publisher and an all-purpose location for updates, links and photos–will allow users to customize their audience. When Facebook opens the feature to all of its members (”soon,” it says), they’ll be able to specify whether they want to share the submission with their friends, their broader networks or to “everyone,” including the rest of the Web.

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