Wednesday Buzz: Facebook to Allow Users to Clear History

A new data privacy feature from Facebook gives users more control of their data. Also: Asking insightful question isn’t typically part of leadership training, but HBR argues it should be.

At F8 yesterday, Facebook announced a flurry of updates, including a dating feature, video calling, and Oculus TV. But one update that may have gotten lost in the shuffle is a new privacy control.

Facebook’s “Clear History” allows users to scrub some of their browsing history from Facebook data, reports TechCrunch.

“Once we roll out this update, you’ll be able to see information about the apps and websites you’ve interacted with, and you’ll be able to clear this information from your account,” Mark Zuckerberg writes in statement. “You’ll even be able to turn off having this information stored with your account.”

Zuckerberg compares the new feature to deleting cookies and history on your web browser.

With this update, will consumers now expect to be able to control more of their data on any platform? It’s possible that Facebook’s new tool may trickle down to other tech tools and other organizations.

Ask Better Questions

Leaders make requests of people all day long, but many may be missing opportunities to ask insightful questions that generate real value.

“Questioning is a uniquely powerful tool for unlocking value in organizations: It spurs learning and the exchange of ideas, it fuels innovation and performance improvement, it builds rapport and trust among team members,” write Alison Wood Brooks and Leslie K. John in a recent post for Harvard Business Review. “And it can mitigate business risk by uncovering unforeseen pitfalls and hazards.”

The post goes on to share guidance for asking questions that generate more beneficial questions.

Other Links of Note

Are you keeping up with nonprofit hashtags? SocialFish shares the ones that provide the latest in nonprofit updates and information.

The last thing a conference should be is a solitary experience. Here’s how to encourage more sharing and collaboration at your next event from the Velvet Chainsaw blog.

Millions of Gen Zers are soon to enter the workforce. CNBC sheds lights on what you need to know about them.

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Raegan Johnson

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