By the Numbers
A little more than a month after announcing it had 150 million active users, Facebook has reached 175 million active users–the statistic the social-networking site prefers to use, rather than registered accounts overall. Source: CNET
My take: The growth in membership is nothing short of astounding. And as I’ve noted before FAcebook is going to be the biggest social network very soon – if it isn’t already. This still doesn’t take away from the fact that MySpace generates more revenue than Facebook and this will be a problem moving forward for Facebook.
Now, anything you upload to Facebook can be used by Facebook in any way they deem fit, forever, no matter what you do later. Want to close your account? Good for you, but Facebook still has the right to do whatever it wants with your old content. They can even sublicense it if they want. Source: TheConsumerist
My take: What’s the big news here? Maybe for those who think tax cuts solves world hunger, but not for me. At the end of the day, anything you put on the web is fair game and you need to assume that once you hit that upload button it’s never coming back. So Facebook owns everything you put on THEIR servers. Well, don’t put anything on there you wouldn’t want someone else to have. You don’t think people can already just download your picture and keep it on their hard drive? Well, exactly.
The Old Fogie Invasion of Facebook
For what began with college students has found its fullest, richest expression with us, the middle-aged. Here are 10 reasons Facebook is for old fogies:
1. Facebook is about finding people you’ve lost track of.
2. We’re no longer bitter about high school.
3. We never get drunk at parties and get photographed holding beer bottles in suggestive positions.
4. Facebook isn’t just a social network; it’s a business network.
5. We’re lazy.
6. We’re old enough that pictures from grade school or summer camp look nothing like us.
7. We have children.
8. We’re too old to remember e-mail addresses.
9. We don’t understand Twitter.
10. We’re not cool, and we don’t care.
My take: Haven’t they heard of Eons.com?
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