TechBytes: Facebook Suspends Data-Sharing Feature

Facebook suspends data sharing feature, Quora goes beyond character limits.

Jan. 19, 2011— -- Facebook has announced that it will temporarily suspend a feature that provides members' addresses and phone numbers to external websites and applications.

The social network implemented the feature only a few days ago but plans to reinstate it after changing the way the site asks for permission. The new feature had stirred the concerns of privacy advocates.

140 Characters Not Enough?

Tired of the short messages found on Facebook and Twitter?

The hot new website Quora may be just what you're looking for. It's a question and answer site that encourages long, thoughtful discussions.

The Wall Street Journal's Katie Boehret says the site has potential, but needs polish.

"The instructions are very bare bones. It's hard to understand right off the bat and it is very text-heavy. It's very dense – so you might not really get it right at first," said Boehret.

Her full review is available on the Wall Street Journal website .