Wow- Facebook’s doors are open to the public now. No longer are they a totally exclusive college social networking site! Granted, this isn’t unexpected. This puts them in a position to take a run at Myspace. They announced it on their blog this morning and also explain how this expansion affects existing users here. Read more about the new launch at Techcrunch.

My thoughts? I’m getting more and more convinced that this is the right move for them. Much of the reason I have changed my stance from not being totally convinced is because they have put so many privacy controls in place for their users. Sure, users might rebel and create petition groups, but will they leave the site altogether? Probably not given that facebook is listening to its users and acting on their feedback. Another reason? The largest competitor, myspace, is trying to take out many of the companies that helped make them so successful, which is sure to hurt them in my opinion. This could get interesting…