Wednesday, 18 February 2009

FaceBook

The next chapter....
It now appears that FaceBook are back-stepping as fast as they can and have retracted their new TOS and have reverted back the the pre Feb 4th version. However, they are telling us that they still intend to make changes but will now give more thought! Surely 'more thought' should have come before the horse went galloping out of the stable?

What they need to understand is quite basic. Just because they provide a platform for us to supply information and the like to our friends, or even prospective clients, it doesn't give them the right to have use of any of my scribblings, photos, jokes, music or whatever.

As I see it (and I may be wrong here) FaceBook will make a lot of money from all the advertising on their site. Advertisers will only pay to be seen on the site, if the site is successful, the site will only be successful because of the quality or otherwise, of our scribblings, photos etc.

Let's see what is the next step.

Below is a statement I received today on my Facebook page:

Terms of Use Update
Over the past few days, we have received a lot of feedback about the new terms we posted two weeks ago. Because of this response, we have decided to return to our previous Terms of Use while we resolve the issues that people have raised. For more information, visit the Facebook Blog.

If you want to share your thoughts on what should be in the new terms, check out our group Facebook Bill of Rights and Responsibilities.

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