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Paying a Penny to See the Lunatics

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When you stop and really think about how people use social places like Facebook and Twitter and doesn’t make you feel a little like you’re paying a penny to see the lunatics?

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Written by mattliving

March 6, 2011 at 11:17 am

Facebook Regular Privacy “Mistakes” TOO Frequent.

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Another month and yet another Facebook privacy “mistake”.

For me this is all too convenient of trend with Facebook as it struggles to monotonize it’s massive user base. Especially since it’s Beacon strategy was shelved.

As much as people want to believe that Facebook puts their privacy first it’s privacy track record clearly demonstrates otherwise.

Facebook needs to generate revenue from it’s users and the ONLY way it can see to do this is to SELL their profiles to advertisers and marketers who are chomping on the bit to exploit the rich bounty of brainless Facebookers ready to drop hard earned dollars on everything from virtual gifts to digital farm implements.

Facebook’s current trajectory may still be climbing but anyone who has been around long enough knows business models and investors are very fickle things when running a web business and I’m starting to wonder if the clock is ticking for Facebook and it’s long struggle to sellout it’s user base for as high amount as possible.

Written by mattliving

October 19, 2010 at 6:56 am

Posted in FacePlant, Greed

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Facebook Refuses to Remove Deceased Man’s Account.

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The Consumerist: Facebook thinks it knows better than the sister of the deceased journalist Bill Bemister about what to do with his Facebook page. Stephanie Bemister sent them a copy of his death certificate and asked it get taken down for privacy and respect purposes. Unlike every other single social networking site she dealt with, Facebook said no.

bspcommentIt would seem that FacebookPlant is hell bent to drive as many usrs away as possible before they finally impode from the weight of their collective stupidity.

Written by mattliving

February 20, 2009 at 8:49 pm

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Facebook’s TOS Faceplant Continues With Lame “We’re Sorry”

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Altaf Sayani: I can not for the life of me figure out why anyone would trust a company with Facebookplant’s track record with their personal information, let alone their photo library of their drunken escapades.

Written by mattliving

February 19, 2009 at 4:16 pm

Facebook Does Another Face Plant

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faceplantsmBBC: The founder of Facebook says the social network will return to its previous terms of service regarding user data.

In a blog post Mark Zuckerberg said the move was temporary “while we resolve the issues that people have raised”.

Users had complained after new terms of service seemed to suggest Facebook would retain personal data even if someone deleted their account.

Originally defending the changes, Mr Zuckerberg had said it was to better reflect how people used the site.

bspcommentFacebook continues to struggle with how they are going to monetize their user base without selling out their users. Of course “quietly” changing the Terms of Service on a site with over 150 million users without announcing it is just plain STUPID. Which leads me to the important point in this story. Why would anyone trust a company like Facebook when they don’t respect their usrs enough to tell them upfront in clear, plain english (or language of choice) that they want to own everything you post on Facebook.

Written by mattliving

February 18, 2009 at 1:52 pm