Facebook now lets teens post statuses and photos publicly

Facebook has just announced that it will now allow users under 18 to post publicly. Until today, users aged 17 and under could only post updates that their friends, or in some cases, friends of friends, could see — ostensibly because it helped protect them. The feature likely won’t entice any Facebook-loathing teens into using the service, but creates a level playing field where there wasn’t one before. Now all users will see the same drop-down “audience selector,” which lets you specify who can see each photo or status you post.

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