Facebook moves toward Networking, away from Random Play

Facebook this week made the blog press when it added “Networking” to “Looking for” on your profile. This move makes sense, as Facebook accommodates its increasingly older, more professional user base.

However, what got less coverage is that for some older users not in college networks, “Random Play” and “Whatever I Can Get” have been removed from “Looking For”. Several older bloggers have commented how the existence of those options makes them uncomfortable with Facebook – looks like Facebook thought it a good idea to clean things up a little.


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3 Responses to “Facebook moves toward Networking, away from Random Play”

  1. My Ghillie » Facebook moves toward Networking, away from Random Play says:

    [...] Check it out! While looking through the blogosphere we stumbled on an interesting post today.Here’s a quick excerpt [...]

  2. Jeff L Jones says:

    Is there any workaround for this? I used to be in two networks, one college and one non-college. It didn’t give me the option so I left the non-college one. It still doesn’t give me the option. I also got rid of the only non-college email address attached to the account, and that still doesn’t help. Then I tried changing my status from “grad student” to “undergrad” and that doesn’t help either. Then I tried changing my birthdate, but it will only let me change the month, the year apparently is fixed in stone. So is there any possible way I can set it to “Random Play” in my profile, short of deleting my entire account and creating a new one? This is really pissing me off!

  3. Jeff says:

    Yeah, you need a way to control this stuff. Most of the applications are shit, but having customizable personal information is important.

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