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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Facebook Continues To Become Ethically Worse On Their Downward Spiral of Lack of Morals and Dragging Facebook Users Down WIth Them

Dear Allies and folks working for a better world,

I got a call from my friend Lauren... [thanks Lauren ;) ] who told me I should call in to the NPR show about Facebook. If you read the comments and feedback you will see that a lot of people were upset that NPR even aird that story, because it was like a giant commercial for the ever oppressive facebook. After reading the comments, someone mentioned the article posted on the Consumerist blog found below. I posted a couple of their article below.

If you want to read more about my very detailed report on the activities of Facebook, that oppress women worldwide, click for an article titled

Myspace and Facebook deleting breastfeeding photos. Facebook sinks beneath Myspace by helping with evictions of homeowners at Christmas... and Facebook users allow it to continue.

I also have another article at titled Creating Ethical Alternatives to Facebook and Myspace_So We Can Have The Freedom of Networking Without Promoting Multinational Corporations.

To Summarize, if you have a Facebook account, I recommend closing it.

Keep working for a better world everyone. :)

Love for the people,

-T. Love

The Consumerist wrote about Facebook's new Terms of Service (TOS) :

Facebook's terms of service (TOS) used to say that when you closed an account on their network, any rights they claimed to the original content you uploaded would expire. Not anymore:

"You hereby grant Facebook an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to (a) use, copy, publish, stream, store, retain, publicly perform or display, transmit, scan, reformat, modify, edit, frame, translate, excerpt, adapt, create derivative works and distribute (through multiple tiers), any User Content you (i) Post on or in connection with the Facebook Service or the promotion thereof subject only to your privacy settings or (ii) enable a user to Post, including by offering a Share Link on your website and (b) to use your name, likeness and image for any purpose, including commercial or advertising, each of (a) and (b) on or in connection with the Facebook Service or the promotion thereof."

How Does Facebook's T.O.S. Compare To Other Social Networking Sites?

If you've been following the Facebook story over the past couple of days, you know by now that Facebook has said that they are not claiming ownership of uploaded user content: "We certainly did not—and did not intend—to create any new right or interest for Facebook in users' data by issuing the new Terms." But blogger Amanda French decided to actually compare the fine print for several social networking sites—MySpace, Flickr, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Picasa—and she concludes that "Facebook's claims to your content are extraordinarily grabby and arrogant." Read her side-by-side comparison here.

Another blogger, Kent Davidson, posted a rebuttal to Mark Zuckerberg's post that went up yesterday afternoon. Davidson writes, "As a co-founder of my own startup in the 90s (unfortunately, never anything close to the scale of the 500-lb gorilla that is Facebook), [Zuckerberg's] post is simply damage control." He then goes through Zuckerber's statement and makes several strong counterpoints.

Also, in case you haven't seen the Facebook group that formed to protest the new TOS, they've been asked by a Facebook representative to put together a list of questions they have over the new terms. They've done just that, and posted them publicly on their group page.

"Facebook terms of service compared with MySpace, Flickr, Picasa, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Twitter" []
"Facebook: "We have never claimed ownership" of members' content" [The Industry Standard]

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