With great power comes great responsibility: a Facebook Bill of Rights. That’s the headline of a post that appeared on Techcrunch today in which they have a go a what the 10 absolute rights should be for every Facebook user. Pretty interesting read and something we should all care about as user rights and privacy arrangements are ever more important with Facebook being the size it is today. Definitely worth reading.
“Facebook is a private company that people opt in to use. In this sense, the situation is not analogous to a government document like the Bill of Rights, as that document is meant to define national law.”
This last bit however made me think about an article in the NY Times from a few weeks back. It actually compares the growing word count in Facebook’s privacy settings with that of the United States Constitution. A nice way to compare both:
Also that full article is worth reading as it discusses how to manage your privacy on Facebook. Did you know you will need to navigate through 50 settings with more than 170 options to do so?
I think I got my account set up all fine, but then again it’s probably worth double checking that. And I must admit, even as an avid internet user, that when I get these Facebook popups in which apps ask access to all kinds of info on my profile (through Graph) I also don’t understand why all of that is needed really.