Facebook Gives In to the Storm of Protests coming from the users.
Facebook give in to the uses massive criticism.
The people behind the popular social networking explains that everything has gone back to the old rules. This means that Facebook will not use the images which users provide on their profiles in marketing and stuff like that.
At least not if the user has applied his profile.
Facebook is considering the matter.
“Over the past few days we received lots of reactions to the new rules, which we launched two weeks ago. Given the response we have decided to go back to our old rules. In the meantime, we are considering how we should deal with the complaints that users have raised” writes Facebooks owner “Mark Zuckerberg” in a statement on users profiles.
As Mark (Zuckerberg, ed.) Wrote in his blog on Monday “it has never been our goal to confuse people (…). I would like to emphasize that Facebook has not – and never wanted to – take ownership of users content. Your content belongs to you” writes Barry Schnitt.
Semi-victory for users
Despite the assurances from Facebook, people were still against them. What will happen to my photos if I delete my profile? Can my pictures end up as marketing material for Facebook? Who knows.
These were some of the questions that Facebook users worldwide bombarded the Facebook developers with.
So far users have won a half victory. For Facebook are still entitled to through its own rules that users accept more or less blindly using images and other material in connection with Facebook’s services.
But it also says that the rights automatically will expire if the material is removed from the site. Sigh.
The question is how long the new “old rules” apply. Facebook can change them when they want and at will and the users have only little opportunity to do something.
“It is not possible to negotiate the contract and people will use their service. So what do you do? There is actually no one who reads the terms, as they often are just as long as a contract for a new house. Half of the text is spelled with a large and almost unreadable font” said Nathan Gilliat, who works for the social media consulting firm Social Target to The Chicago Tribune.
The “Facebook Rules” that users agree upon the establishment would cover approximatly 14 written sheets of A4 paper.
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