Written by:2009/02/26 10:24 PM
Facebook went through a bit if user turmoil a few weeks ago when they released their new Terms of service. After many frustrated users blogged and complained, Facebook withdrew their new TOS, and went back to the old one. Now they have posted a draft new TOS for Facebook public to consider and get involved in.
"Today we announced new opportunities for users to play a meaningful role in determining the policies governing our site. We released the first proposals subject to these procedures – The Facebook Principles, a set of values that will guide the development of the service, and Statement of Rights and Responsibilities that governs Facebook’s operations. Users will have the opportunity to review, comment and vote on these documents over the coming weeks and, if they are approved, other future policy changes. We’ve posted the documents in separate groups and invite you to offer comments and suggestions. For more information and links to the two groups, check out the Facebook Blog."
This definitely seems to be the better approach. It seems that users now can vote for or against the new TOS. But what would be interesting is if many users disagree with certain aspects of the new TOS, will Facebook bow down to user pressure, or just steam ahead regardless.
We wait and see.
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