New Facebook app allow users to login anonymously?
Secret social network
Founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, seems to be changing his mind about the social network's approach to permanence and identity, two things that website has stood strongly for since its launch 10 years ago.
To mark the upcoming 10th anniversary of the site, Zuckerberg plans to let users log in anonymously in a set of new apps it is hoping to release. This new development would let users roam freely through the social network without any set identity.
Communicating without revealing too much is a new element in social media, which Zuckerberg is determind to add to his multibillion dollar network.
Mobile phone apps like Snapchat, Whisper and Rumr have already been designed with this secretive element in mind and have millions of users everyday. Facebook recently tried to buy Snapchat for USD$3 billion, but the offer was declined.
Zuckerberg explained his change of heart on the private identity issue by saying, "I don't know if the balance has swung too far, but I definitely think we're at the point where we don't need to keep on only doing real identity things. If you're always under the pressure of real identity, I think that is somewhat of a burden."
Official plans are yet to be formally announced by Facebook.