Posts Tagged ‘Issues’

Facebook have just recently updated their Terms of Service. Facebook are claiming ownership to your content, even after you have removed it from the site. In more detail,Amanda L. French, Ph.D. who writes about “Digital humanities, poetic form, 19th- and 20th-century British and Irish literature” on her blog, has neatly summed up some of the issues that arise from this change of the TOS. You can reead the full post on her blog at Facebook terms of service compared with MySpace, Flickr, Picasa, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Twitter

1. Facebook apparently wants to keep all its rights to your stuff after you remove it from Facebook, and even after you delete your Facebook account; they just removed the lines that specified that their rights end when your content comes down. Nobody else (of those I looked at) would dream of that; mostly they specifically state that their rights to your content end when you remove the content from their site or delete your account.
2. This one kills me: Facebook claims it can do whatever it wants with your content if you put a Share on Facebook link on your web page. Unbelievable–and unique, as far as I can tell. People can post links in Facebook to your content just by copying and pasting the URL, but if you want to save them a few keystrokes by putting a link or a widget on your site, Facebook claims that you’ve granted them a whole mess of rights. Count me out.
3. Other sites point out in their terms of service that you still own your content: Facebook doesn’t mention that little fact. Facebook also neglects to remind you that you’re giving other Facebook users rights to your Facebook content, too — YouTube, for example, makes it clear that other people besides YouTube have a right to use and spread around the videos you upload. In general, other sites’ terms of service just have a more helpful tone.


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Amp, the networking series of events, who want:

To make the UK the most connected place on the planet.

To help as many people as who want to have as many powerful conversations as they care to.

To bring support, encouragement and amplification to the most innovative thinkers in the UK.

Amplified – recognition of ‘social’ as both a normal innovative & management process and social media is an amplifier of that.

Making social media practioners more effective, innovative, creative, accessible, able to bridge the silos, listened to.

Make the UK the world’s most networked economy by 2010.

Make social media a mainstream way of doing business, education, creation. Make all workplaces network places. By 2010.

I’m assuming that they’re a bit like Creative Coffee Club(CCC), but as another network opportunity. I’m not entirely sure as to why they are different (at least from reading their blurb) from CCC. Although perhaps it doesn’t matter whether they are or not. The vital thing might be that all these different networks reach different people through different channels? If people from CCC are going along to the Amp events, then a Venn diagram of connections are being made and more people are making contact with others who might share familiar ideas and goals etc.

On their Wiki, they have a page for discussion on how the live streaming and online discussions could have been better worked.

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