…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….
Make sure you never upload anything you don’t feel comfortable giving away forever, because it’s Facebook’s now.source
This side of the internet really annoys me. People are embracing their mock-outrage, creating “protest groups” (lol guys, facebook owns your protest group), and talking about pulling their accounts, but never actually doing it.
Here’s a newsflash:
Facebook does not give a shit about your “content”.
They are not going to use your “25 Random Things About Me” to create an unlicensed biography, they’re not going to use the grainy iPhone pictures of you playing beer-pong for an enormous ad in Times Square, and they’re not going to steal the video you just recorded to Joey’s wall for an ad campaign. Facebook has millions and millions of users, and thinking that they care about you the slightest bit is absurdly self-absorbed.
These new terms of service began on February fourth. Apparently, nobody bothered to read them until last weekend. If you logged in anytime after that day, you’ve already agreed to those TOS, giving Zukerberg full rights to make billions of dollars off of your superpokes, and add your picture to his personal spankbank. Stop making (empty) promises to pull your profile, stop inviting people to your anti-facebook-facebook group, and stop making an effort to care. Facebook doesn’t give a shit, and neither should you.