Friday, November 30, 2007

Facebook, Le Sigh

Once again, Facebook oversteps the bounds of information sharing, causing a backlash from the community.  I am becoming more and more disappointed with Facebook.  The last time they added a feature that published information without consent there was a massive outcry, and the ability to opt out was added.  It amazes me that they crossed the same line again, in an even more impressive way.  Seriously, the idea has terrible mistake written all over it.  Publishing user information without consent, and having that data be from parties outside of Facebook?  Neither of those are good ideas to start with, and the combination makes it worse.  More information can be found in this Business Week article.

Robert Alverson


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