Facebook announced yesterday that teen users will be able to share posts publicly. That's good news for youth celebrities and teens involved in social activism, but also raises privacy concerns.
Facebook announced yesterday that teen users will now have the option of sharing their posts publicly, where they previously could only share photos, status updates, and links with friends and friends of friends.
Facebook explained the reasoning behind the change as a move to amplify teen voices in a press release yesterday.
“Teens are among the savviest people using social media, and whether it comes to civic engagement, activism, or their thoughts on a new movie, they want to be heard. So, starting today, people aged 13 through 17 will also have the choice to post publicly on Facebook.”
However, some critics have suggested that the change has less to do with the needs of teenagers and is more of a marketing strategy.