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  • Gerrit Eicker 07:15 on 17. February 2009 Permalink
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    Zuckerberg Wants Facebookers Trust. Well… 

    Zuckerberg wants Facebookers trust: Why doesn’t he simply change the TOS and trusts his users? – http://tr.im/glsx  

    • Gerrit Eicker 07:19 on 17. February 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Zuckerberg: “Even if the person deactivates their account, their friend still has a copy of that message. We think this is the right way for Facebook to work, and it is consistent with how other services like email work. One of the reasons we updated our terms was to make this more clear. – In reality, we wouldn’t share your information in a way you wouldn’t want. The trust you place in us as a safe place to share information is the most important part of what makes Facebook work. Our goal is to build great products and to communicate clearly to help people share more information in this trusted environment.

      TC: “Zuckerberg is saying, ‘Trust us.’ But it is difficult to trust a company that is stripping users of rights they’ve become accustomed to, even if hardly any of them ever actually asserted those rights in practice. And the principle that you should be able to delete your data from the Facebook service is one that many would argue trumps the good that is done by letting Facebook keep it.”

      Mashable: “Once again though – like with Beacon and the Facebook re-design revolt – Facebook has done a poor job of communicating the changes, leaving Zuckerberg on the defense instead of proactively keeping users informed on potentially controversial moves the company is making.”

      NYT: “Greg Lastowka, an associate professor at the Rutgers School of Law who is writing a book on Internet law, said Facebook’s language was not unusual. “Most Web sites today offer terms of service that are designed to protect and further the interests of the company writing the terms, and most people simply agree to terms without reading them.’ … ‘Zuckerberg’s response to the protest is just the modern version of ‘Ignore the fine print, ma’am, just sign here,’’ Mr. Frere-Jones wrote in an e-mail message. ‘Why would anyone trust a company with his or her personal information, especially when that company’s explicit legal language claims eternal rights to exploit that information, and there is good reason to expect that they will?'”

    • Gerrit Eicker 17:32 on 17. February 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Scoble: “Truth is it doesn’t matter. – If you are uploading your content to, and participating online with, you are giving a HUGE amount of ownership to services that, well, you really don’t control. … So, relax, have fun, just realize you’re here to serve Facebook, not necessarily the other way around.

  • Gerrit Eicker 07:31 on 16. February 2009 Permalink
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    Facebook’s New TOS: Content is Ours 

    New TOS on Facebook content: irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid; http://tr.im/gfkb  

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