About Face

By February 19, 2009 No Comments


There was a lot of hub-bub this past week when Facebook suddenly changed its Terms of Service without warning.  There was an outcry from media law watchers, privacy advocates, and customers. And as they have said in business since business began, the customer is always right.

Following vociferous protests from users, Facebook pulled an about face on its new terms of service agreement that reserved the rights to user-submitted content even after it was pulled from the site. “Over the past few days, we have received a lot of feedback about the new terms we posted two weeks ago,” stated a posting on the Facebook homepage. “Because of this response, we have decided to return to our previous Terms of Use while we resolve the issues that people have raised.”

To educate members further and solicit more comments, Facebook created a Bill of Rights and Responsibilities administrated by 4 senior level executives including CEO Mark Zuckerberg himself.

Jeromy Stallings

Jeromy Stallings is the founder at Ninthlink. His purpose is to help business owners, thinkers, marketers & teams achieve their full potential through the authorship of strategic plans for the internet. Jeromy loves learning about anything digital, and helping others - so please comment and share how you are contributing to others with your skills!

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