A new feature has been release to update your website surfing experience on Facebook.The purpose of the change is to control your social experience on the Internet and by bringing over your Facebook friends connections. These social plugins are available to any web developer and use a simple piece of code to add a Facebook frame onto a page, instantly make that page social. For example when I visit Dadoodirtyshow among the many other shows that some of my conservative friends and family may raise and frown their eyebrow to and get their panties in a bunch. You could see what news stories your friends liked and shared there.
At the end of the day it is all about business according to Facebook, it’s not personal: The social media king introduced a way for certain sites to push this further than everyone else. Three carefully chosen launch partners — Microsoft’s Docs.com, Yelp and Pandora — have access to what Facebook is calling “instant personalization.” This is a powerful and noisy tool, therefore choose wisely!
What does this all mean?
Instant personalization means that if you show up to the Internet radio site Pandora for the first time, it will now be able to look directly at your Facebook profile and use public information — name, profile picture, gender and connections, plus anything else you’ve made public — to give you a personalized experience. So if I have already publicly stated through my Facebook interests page that I like a musical artist — say, The Lil Wayne — the first song I hear when I go to Pandora will be a Lil Wayne song or something that Pandora thinks is similar, like a TI song.
Basically if you were attempting to be undercover on the Internet…..Until now, when you browsed the web, it was safe to assume you were anonymous until you actively logged into a site.
If you should opt in with the new personalization feature the purpose is to help introduce you to new website you may have never considered before the new Facebook personalized update.
You have the option of opting out of the new personalized feature. By un-clicking the > Control how select partners can personalize their features with my public information when I first arrive on their websites.
In the right corner of your Facebook browser>click Privacy Settings
Click Applications and Websites you should see this 2nd screen
Click everything on this page to familiarize yourself and update your settings. The new change for those who maintain their settings>Instant Personalization. Your have the option to opt out>Control how select partners can personalize their features with my public information when I first arrive on their websites.
3rd Screen to opt out of the instant personalization: Please note for those who really can give a hoot about instant personalization, don’t change anything and keep on doing you on Facebook!