But as Nicole Ferraro points out on Internet Evolution, only 600 THOUSAND out of some 200 MILLION Facebook users bothered to vote -- that's about 0.32%. Heck, I didn't, did you? (Maybe we were all too busy downloading Facebook 1.5 for Blackberry?) Originally, Facebook had said a vote would require 30% participation, but that level of participation is patently ridiculous. I'm guessing a huge chunk of those 200 million users hardly ever sign on the service, and never even consider arcane rules of use.
So, I've got two things to say about all this.
Overall, I think the new rules and principles are an improvement over the originals, and much more user-friendly than the short-lived replacements.
The bottom line hasn't changed a bit in all of this: Be careful what you post on social networking sites, and be prepared for anything you or your company posts to escape your control and become publicly availably in perpetuity.
That's just the way it is, no matter what the fancy legal documents say.
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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