I’m still waiting for the whole Facebook terms of service fracas to fully shake out before I decide what I’m going to do about the minimal content I have posted there.***
But I will say I’ve composed a possible letter in my head to friends, asking them to consider removing photos with me in them since the majority of the me-related content of FB comes from other people. I know I’m not alone here, and it’s something few commentators have mentioned thus far, which is odd. I don’t own that content, and while you could certainly mount a legal challenge against your friends over unlawful use of your image if you really wanted to…do you really want to? Maybe this is the third day story.
You know what’s not helping though? Posts like “Facebook Losing Members Over ‘Terms of Service’ Changes” from Media Bistro’s WebNewser, which mention that a “handful” of users are canceling their accounts then goes on to cite only two people: CNBC’s Becky Quick and the NYT’s Sasha Frere-Jones. One might further question the worth of the piece when one realizes that the post refers to Jones as a woman. Um, he’s not.