Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook posted a blog yesterday. The social media site has hit 350 million users, and they have some changes in mind.
One of those is to remove regional groups, since those have millions.
However, as Facebook has grown, some of these regional networks now have millions of members and we’ve concluded that this is no longer the best way for you to control your privacy. Almost 50 percent of all Facebook users are members of regional networks, so this is an important issue for us. If we can build a better system, then more than 100 million people will have even more control of their information.
Not sure how, or if, this will affect groups who buy ads on Facebook targeted regionally. I suspect they will still track the regional info, and still be able to advertise accordingly.