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Facebook's New 'Relationship' Pages Slammed By Critics

Facebook's New 'Relationship' Pages Slammed By Critics
11/16/2012 10:27 AM ET

Facebook is taking a beating from critics over the launch of their new "Friendship" pages. The social media giant launched the pages, which curate all the content from two people's individual pages, last week.

Users who are listed as "In a Relationship," for example, can view all of their shared content with their partner on one page. Those pages can then be shared with other users and "liked."

The pages were the brainchild of Facebook engineer Wayne Kao, who explained the move in a blog post saying:

"You'd remember that first Wall post with your best friend or the funny photo from a night out," he wrote. "You may even see that moment when your favorite couple met at a party you all attended."

Many critics, however, are claiming Facebook has overstepped its bounds with the new pages. The Telegraph's Emma Barnett was strong in her opposition:

"Please take note Facebook executives," she wrote. "I enjoy being able to share the information I wish and curate in the way I want. I have no desire for your technology teams to help me organize my photos — nor do I wish to have a shared 'couples' Facebook profile with my other half on which you automatically curate our relationship."

by RTT Staff Writer

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