Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, has posted an impassioned blog telling users that the social network will take back its changes to the companys Terms of Service after thousands complained.

Within a day of the changes, a number of groups were launched to protest the changes and the story appeared across national newspapers. Bloggers fervently expressed their opposition to the new terms.

Zuckerberg pointed out that if Facebook was considered a country it would have the sixth biggest population in the world, so the new terms aimed to help protect people keep their security.

“Over the past couple of days, we received a lot of questions and comments about the changes and what they mean for people and their information. Based on this feedback, we have decided to return to our previous terms of use while we resolve the issues that people have raised,” Zuckerberg says in the posting.

With a social network so large, Facebook are likely to come up with opposition from users in its endeavour to make the company more profitable. The posts by users against the changes ranged from annoyance to outright anger, showing that whatever strategies the company makes will have to be brought to the users before their execution.

Since the changes were rescinded, users have been giving the decision their stamp of approval.

“Thanks for the recall! Apology accepted!” says a user from Trinidad and Tabago.