Today Facebook has granted access to millions of users who were previously unable to register on their social network. Users no longer need to be registered under a school, company or the government in order to join, but can simply register with their own email address.
(Reuters) “We are expanding to respond to the requests of millions of people who want to be part of Facebook, but haven’t been able to until today,” Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook said in a statement.
Facebook said it has launched additional privacy controls with the expansion.
By having more users within Facebook, the company can justify its billion dollar offer to Yahoo! who seems desperate to enter in the social network arena.
Facebook is second only to MySpace in the social networking arena, and seventh in traffic according to comScore. But with its latest move, the question some experts are asking is, can Facebook overtake MySpace?