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New Site Tests Privacy Settings

SOCIAL NETWORKING

July 11, 2011

A new social network planned to launch later this summer is using a limited-access trial period to get user feedback and make changes to features such as privacy settings, reports The Wall Street Journal. Google+ allows users to create circles of people with whom they want to share certain information and includes a way to disable resharing. Some trial-period users have had confusion with the features, and Josh Bernoff of Forrester Research says the effectiveness of its privacy features won't be clear until the site goes live. The report states that, according to Bernoff, different networks and customized settings are causing confusion. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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