Posts Tagged ‘social networking’

“We Can Do Anything We Want With Your Content. Forever.”

ummm interesting… see this post  – http://tinyurl.com/ca4r2l on consumerist.com

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.”

find the above in the Licenses section of TOS

This throws up some interesting IP/copyright issues, what should you/shouldn’t you post,

…it’s difficult to get young people/students (and sometimes the not so young) to think carefully about what they post on social networking sites, to think about the image of themselves they are portraying and what might seem a harmless bit of fun now might come back to haunt them in a few months/years time, are the language/images used going to be appropriate or detrimental in a few months time and how many of us really look carefully at the privacy settings – will this change things, I personally doubt it. I think if you presume that anything you put on the internet is out there forever regardless if you want it there or not.

there is the “subject only to your privacy settings” sentence, so if we all keep these up-to date is that ok then…restricted to my Friends, since that’s what my privacy settings are set for.!?!  The next question then is  -Who are my/your friends-


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Yep already a facebook user see my FB profile here

I joined up initially realizing it was a good simple quick way to keep in touch with family and friends spread out around the country and beyond. It’s been good to share photographs – well mostly, I don’t think I’ve actually untagged myself yet…nearly, and I’ve found it’s in some cases a better way of getting messages through to some members of the family who have a habit of loosing phones or just not picking up their emails – a bit worrying sometime though when I’ve found myself having a virtual conversation with my daughter who is only upstairs at the time, but then she is 15 so sometimes that’s better for both of us!

I’ve had a number of conversations with colleagues around the School of Art, Design and Architecture ref the dilemma of do you become FB friends with students who send you a friend request, so far we’ve all agreed No, it’s better to keep the professional and possibly confessional apart. Some of us keep in touch with each other via FB and find it useful to share resource information, it’s good to know what sort of Art and Design related groups we are joining – more about that later.

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