Facebook listens to us at least.

There was a bit of fuss this last week over Facebook’s new TOS.  They had changed it to pretty much mean that even if you delete your account, they still own the data.  The People got outraged! And rightfully so.  Some folks were even interpretting the new TOS to mean that merely linking to content on an external site gave Facebook permission to use it.  I have a Facebook account, and was counting my lucky stars that I had never linked up any of my blogs or Flickr account.

This morning, I woke up to this:

In a Facebook posting on Wednesday, Mr. Zuckerberg said: “A couple of weeks ago, we revised our terms of use hoping to clarify some parts for our users. Over the past couple of days, we received a lot of questions and comments about the changes and what they mean for people and their information. Based on this feedback, we have decided to return to our previous terms of use while we resolve the issues that people have raised.”

via Facebook Withdraws Changes in Data Use – NYTimes.com.

So Facebook has reinstated their old TOS in the face of massive opposition to the new one. Yea Interwebz!  Power of the people does work!  Now if only we could get Prez ObeyMe, Queen Rat Pelosi & the rest government to listen to us…  *shaking head*  oh well..

The facebook thing is good news though.

One comment

  1. DH says:

    Great news tht Facebook listened to the people, makes for gud business… nao if potus an the rest can listen also… that would be aewsome…!

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