Lurking and social networks go together like Meek Mill and yelling. Facebook wants to change that. The world's largest social network announced yesterday a new feature that would show Group creators who stopped by and read certain posts.
"Starting today when you visit a group, you can view who’s seen each post. This way you can stay updated on the group’s activity," Facebook wrote on its blog. "For example, in your soccer group you can post the new practice time and then see who got the update."
Facebook isn't the first to apply such a transparent element. As FWD points out, Path does the same thing with posts, though the caveat with Path is that your circle of friends is deeply personal. RIM also had a similar feature in BlackBerry Messenger that let you see when a friend read your message. So far the new feature only applies to Groups, but we can see this extending to all aspects of the social network.
Who's ready for full transparancy?