Facebook adds a 10-second buffer for auto-sharing content

06/1/2012 | TechCrunch

In a bid to crack down on spammy applications that lure users into accidentally sharing content, Facebook will bar applications from auto-sharing content until it has been viewed for a minimum of 10 seconds. That's a smart move that will make legitimate auto-sharing seem less threatening, writes Josh Constine. "If the average user is going to get comfortable with auto-sharing, they need to know an impulse or accidental click won't instantly share something awful with all their friends," Constine writes.

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