Facebook & Ignorance – Is that Social?
Friday 30th November 2012 11:53 AM
Facebook & Ignorance - Is that Social?
There was recently a statement that very quickly did the rounds through our Facebook profiles, which sounded very convincing as it was filled with all manner of legal ''facts'' and structured convincingly. Yet had you read up on your T's & C's (they really aren't as labour intensive as you may first think) you would have known that the statement the entire post was based on, FACEBOOK OWN ALL OF YOUR IMAGES etc is NOT true. Users simply grant Facebook the right to use, distribute and share posted items subject to its terms of service and user privacy settings. Copying and pasting a status update doesn't change anything about that agreement. You can limit what information Facebook can share about you in your settings.
Our lack of understanding or knowledge of Facebook's T's & C's is evident in the posts that are still being shared by the "SHEEP", yes you know who you are! By doing something just because someone else did will either land you in hot water or just make you look silly.
Companies are also still risking having their company "Page(s)" removed by Facebook for entering Contact info or a call to action within their cover photo & running competitions on the basis of 'sharing' to gain entry. Ignorance does not gain you a free pass, nor will hind sight make you feel any better about re-building your page & audience or having to go down the LONG path with Facebook to have your page re-instated. Do you think it won't happen to you???
If you are unsure trawl through the Help section within Facebook or contact SerifNet and ask us to help you.
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