Hopefully, you’ve noticed a change on the status update box in Facebook. Instead of share, the button now says post. Also, instead of a mysterious image of a lock, there is now a drop down next to the post button that allows you to easily select who has access to your update.
This has always been available on Facebook, it is just more prominent in this latest Facebook revision. In my opinion (and many, many others) this change is a direct response to Google Plus. Google took the hard to find and manage Facebook Lists and made them “mandatory” in Plus.
I smiled every time a new Google+ user crowed about the ability to target updates. They would even wonder why FB didn’t have this feature. Obviously, the folks at FB did more than just smile. They pulled their lists and privacy settings out of the shadows and now feature them in the update box.
For a look at these changes, here is Facebook’s primer.
What do you think?