It’s Official: Facebook Wide Open

Facebook has expanded so that anyone with a valid email address can join. This was slated for earlier this month but was postponed after the debacle a few weeks back over the new feed features. It was a little too networked to be social, it would seem.
Facebook first required registrants to have an address ending in .edu, then opened to .com, org, .gov. and .mil addresses. The expansion comes with new privacy controls and a spam report feature.
ABC speculates that the move might be to make Facebook look a bit shinier for a prospective sale. We reported on the latest Yahoo/Facebook rumours last Thursday.
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This article originally appeared in MediaGuardian.