Today in Social

Today, Facebook made a three-part announcement loosely grouped around the theme of user control. Two features that no consumer will use: Download Your Data (all your stuff in a zip file) and App Dashboard (lets a user see how his apps are using his graph and his data). The important thing is a re-do of Groups. Zuckerberg called it a fundamental building block, and the initial features (group-focused chat, email, and feed/space) appear very basic. But the concept of better managing your friends is hugely important, yet too hard to do: Zuckerberg said only 5% of Facebook users create lists. He also said the majority don’t upload photos, yet 95% have been tagged by others. Hence, Facebook believes these groups will self-organize and reach 80% coverage over time.