It looks like in a matter of days, Facebook will allow people to edit their posts after they have been put on their wall. Finally! Between the haste of writing something, autofill technology and just plain laziness, all of us have looked back at posts we made that cam tout wrong and debated whether to leave it as is or delete it. Well n no longer. Facebook is now rolling out the ability to edit comments, but users will be able to see the full edit history of a thread.
Google+ has had this editing ability for a while now and it looks like Facebook is ready to make the leap.
More than a year ago there were no editing features available on Facebook except for the delete option, then a year ago Facebook allowed commenters to edit comments within a few seconds as long as no one had responded to the comment.
The upcoming change is occurring on the heels of the emoticon menu Facebook added to Chat yesterday.
It is still unknown if this feature will allow you to go back in history to make some changes to previous posts or comments. That option does run the risk of people changing their whole Facebook interaction history, but depending on how long you have been on Facebook and how much you post, that could be a whole job in and of itself.
Facebook seems to be doing all it can to encourage more, longer and more quality interaction on its site so that users aren't having to look elsewhere for online communication. Frankly, I am waiting to see when Facebook gets into big file-sharing and then I wouldn't really need to go anywhere else.