The Register has learned that in part of an ongoing effort to turn Facebook into its own closed ecosystem, Zuck’s empire has closed off public events to, well, the public. Account-holding stalkers only, please.
Once easily accessible events listed as “public”, in addition to any other public pages, now require users to log in before granting them access. It makes sense that the move comes almost directly after the Graph Search announcement, which gives Facebook users in-site access to an almost frightening wealth of information. But with it, Facebook’s vision of being an information-hoarding web within the web becomes even more imminent. [The Register]