Being a small country with a large demographic of people, it comes to no surprise that Facebook is using New Zealand as a testing ground for their new features. The BBC has reported that Facebook has granted access to some New Zealand Facebook users a service that allows individuals to set their posts, photos and comments to delete after a scheduled period of time.
As the feature was only being tested on the New Zealand market, it is unsure if it will come into full effect in the near future for the rest of the world to use. It is common for New Zealand to act as a guinea pig for social networks to try out new ideas on, as New Zealand has highly advanced western technology and individuals have great access and interest in internet programs including Facebook.
While the trial may now be over, an expert in internet based programs Mr David, said that this new self-deleting feature of Facebook could be misleading. As hackers can still find a way to access posts even after they are gone.