Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Facebook Blows It
I love Facebook. I think it is a great way to be in touch with people from my Mom who I don't call enough to people I've barely met but now know my life story. Unfortunately, when they changed their Terms of Service a couple weeks ago without telling anyone, they used language that implied an open ended right to use my photos, videos, etc. for whatever purpose they wanted forever. The Washington Post reported on it a couple days ago, and this morning they posted that they had changed their ToS back to what they were originally along with a couple links explaining themselves, blah, blah, blah. Point is - the whole episode skeeved me out enough to remove all my photos and all my videos from Facebook. I'll continue to post my status and links and write on "Walls" etc, but no more media content featuring my 10-month-old daughter. I'll post videos here instead and put the pics up on snapfish. If you want them, you gotta tell me so I can share them with you. Putting vids and photos here is not as easy as on Facebook, but they blew it. They had a great thing going and blew it by acting just a little to sketchy.