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Facebook returns to old ToS – for the time being

18. Februar 2009

I really wouldn’t call this a „victory of the customer“ – but at least they’re keeping their eyes and ears open towards user. Found this in my Facebook this morning (copied and pasted it here, as I cannot link into my Facebook if you’re not a member):

Terms of Use Update

A couple of weeks ago, we posted an update to our Terms of Use that we hoped would clarify some parts of it for our users. Over the past couple of days, we have received a lot of questions and comments about these updated terms and what they mean for people and their information. Because of the feedback we received, we have decided to return to our previous Terms of Use while we resolve the issues that people have raised.

Moments later, they added: „For more information , visit the Facebook Blog“ – but the blog seems to be done now:-P

EDIT: Funny to see how the text changes every other moment:) Now the link is gone again and it reads:

Over the past few days, we have received a lot of good feedback about the new terms we posted two weeks ago. Because of this response, we have decided to return to our previous Terms of Use while we resolve the issues that people have raised.

EDIT: They’ve changed them again! And added a link to a group named Facebook Bill of Rights and Responsibilities – pwease! Don’t push it!

Over the past few days, we have received a lot of feedback about the new terms we posted two weeks ago. Because of this response, we have decided to return to our previous Terms of Use while we resolve the issues that people have raised.

If you want to share your thoughts on what should be in the new terms, check out our group Facebook Bill of Rights and Responsibilities.

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  1. 22. Februar 2009 8:35 am

    why would Facebook risk messing up a good thing by edging in on people’s intellectual property? they had people’s trust and then they go and risk losing it; not smart.

  2. 22. Februar 2009 11:28 am

    because they can? The „It’s complicated“ piece on Techcrunch makes sense, too. Whose photo is it, if you upload a pic and tag 5 people in it? By Saying „It’s ours“ they are making things a lot easier for them.

    But I agree, they’d be dicks if they did that.

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