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Are you still on Facebook? Did you know that they’ve changed their terms of service? Bascially, the new TOS say that they own you. Forever.

You hereby grant Facebook an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to (a) use, copy, publish, stream, store, retain, publicly perform or display, transmit, scan, reformat, modify, edit, frame, translate, excerpt, adapt, create derivative works and distribute (through multiple tiers), any User Content you (i) Post on or in connection with the Facebook Service or the promotion thereof subject only to your privacy settings or (ii) enable a user to Post, including by offering a Share Link on your website and (b) to use your name, likeness and image for any purpose, including commercial or advertising, each of (a) and (b) on or in connection with the Facebook Service or the promotion thereof.

Well, now…makes me glad I forsook them! So, now…are you STILL on Facebook?

Update: Looks like Facebook have returned to their original TOS, bowing in to public pressure (thanks Joe!):
Terms of Use Update

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.
[Link: Consumerist – Facebook’s new TOS: “We can do anything we want with your content. Forever.”]

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Facebook Off

From the guys at college humor … “Facebook Off” … based loosely on the movie Face/Off, a pinch of salt, and people’s real-life facebook antics.

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Facebook rage

Jealous husband stabbed wife to death for changing Facebook staus to single.

In short, the dude:

“I loved Emma and felt totally devastated and humiliated about what she had done to me.”

What did she do?

Wayne Forrester told police he was “devastated” that wife Emma had changed her online profile to “single” four days after he had moved out.

So, what did he do?

Fuelled by cocaine and alcohol, he attacked his wife as she lay in bed, beating her, tearing out clumps of her hair, and stabbing her in the head and neck.

There you go. Facebook rage.

As a side, I overheard this on the bus today: “I have more facebook friends than you, so you better watch out.” (No, not directed at me and my pithy friends number.)

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Facebook shutdown

Yes, yes I have mentioned a lot about facebook, but it’s not my fault it’s in the news!!!

BOSTON – The owners of a rival social networking Web site are trying to shut down Facebook.com, charging in a federal lawsuit that Facebook’s founder stole their ideas while they were students at Harvard.

The three founders of ConnectU say Mark Zuckerberg agreed to finish computer code for their site, but repeatedly stalled and eventually created Facebook using their ideas.

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I was a facebooker, and sometimes I still use it to keep up-to-date with a realistic amount of friends. Yes yes, I believe that it is impossible to have 300+ friends and actually be “friends”. But perhaps that’s just my interpretation of friend, as apposed to someone I know.

There are lots of stories that have popped up, instead of googling your potential date or employee/employer you can use facebook, or any other such information sharing website. But the latest to raise it’s head in the news is people placing information without concent.

A company boss whose personal details were displayed on Facebook under a fake entry yesterday launched a landmark High Court claim for damages.

A false profile of Mathew Firsht was entered on the social networking website with his name and date of birth, incorrectly stating he was signed up to gay groups.

It also falsely claimed he was ‘Looking for whatever I can get’ in terms of a relationship and had lied to avoid repaying loans.

Mr Firsht is suing old schoolfriend Grant Rapheal for libel and misuse of private information in what is believed to be the first defamation case involving Facebook in the UK.

He claims Mr Rapheal, a cameraman, created the profile and a link on the site called ‘Has Mathew Firsht lied to you?’ from a computer at his flat after they fell out.

What are your thoughts on the trend of social websites?

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