Who Owns Your Content On Facebook?

Banned by Facebook

When you go to the bank to rent out a security, they will inform you of their policy. They will also ensure you that if they want to terminate your contract at any point, they will first inform you of the reason they are terminating your contract for, they will offer you a respite and in certain cases some options for corrective actions, and they would always allow you to retrieve all of your personal effects that you have with their business. So if, for instance, I placed a photo album in my security deposit box, I will be able to retrieve it in case of termination so why is that not the case with Facebook?

There is a lot of talk about the evolving usage of social media, and especially about how their usage policy might be incompatible, harsh and sometimes completely biased in the way that it views the users of the service devoid of their circumstances. In the case of the protests in the Middle East and North Africa, there are several people that had their accounts deleted mainly because they didn’t register with their birth name. You need to look no further than the comments on our post about activating disabled Facebook profiles to learn how draconian the Facebook termination policy is.

VIDA: The Lebanese Online Project

The way we see it, VIDA Project is a unique approach to change. Moreover, since it is being driven by youth, the project should be able to have a strong impact only if the following points were thoroughly considered:

Internet Responds To Nathan Fillion: HelpNathanBuyFirefly.com

If you would like to know just how powerful Nathan Fillion (Captain Malcolm Reynolds) is, all you need to do is look at how is fans are taking any suggestions to resurrect his show, FireFly, despite a highly unlikely success rate!

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Top Anti-Valentine Sites, Apps, Pages & More!

Top Anti-Valentine Sites, Apps, Pages & More!

No, I won't Be Your Valentine!

This year, we will be taking the anti-Valentiners' side and we will be sharing with you the top anti-Valentine sites, tools & applications which you might enjoy - and even get a laugh out of!

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Social Media Utilized to Organize Protests in Egypt

The protest movement in Egypt is taking advantage of social media to communicate, inform and organize. “Despite attempts to block Twitter, Facebook and other sites (the government denies it was responsible), a Facebook page devoted to Friday’s planned protests had more than 80,000 followers as of 2 p.m. ET Thursday, compared...

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Who Is Using Twitter And How Are They Using It [INFOGRAPH]

Who Is Using Twitter And How Are They Using It [INFOGRAPH]

Who Uses Twitter

It will be really interesting to see in which way Twitter will head in this year, although I doubt after releasing their new interface and new business model that we will be seeing many big stories from the service. Regardless of its fate in the future, Twitter was a very influential medium last year and it was interesting to see...

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The Best of The Best Lists of Social Media 2010

The Best of The Best Lists of Social Media 2010

Jumo: The Social Network for Social Good!

2010 is just about to be over and we had a wonderful year here at the Thoughpick blog. Just reminiscing about all that has happened during the past year gives us a lot of pride in our readers and us, for not only getting through the year but doing it with style. So in honor of the year 2010, the last year of the decade, we will be...

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Abine Launches a Delete Button For the Internet! [video]

This week may mark one of the greatest launches yet made in the history of the Internet: Abine, a US based privacy company, has launched DeleteMe.

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Black Friday Social Media Campaigns

Black Friday Social Media Campaigns

sports Authority's Campaign

Black Friday is a shopaholic's crack cocain, it's the one day that people don't need to make spurious reason for why they need to buy an item, they just do. The name comes from the accounting practice of marking off profits with black ink, and the Friday following Thanksgiving marked the first day that retailers traditionally went...

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