NPR tried a little experiment this April 1st and it got some interesting results. It looks like many of us just comment on the title and then take the cue from the other comments. Great article and pretty funny.
There is an interesting post on what time day we should all be doing this Social Media stuff. Some great little infographics are there which make is all easy to see the numbers. It also bring into play the automated postings, which many people do not like. After reading this I am starting to lean back towards using them with some added scripts.
Facebook just removed everyone’s email address from their profile and replaced it with an @facebook.com email address without asking you. Here’s how to easily fix the problem. Facebook launched its own email service back in 2010, which was promptly forgotten by everyone.
via Pocket http://lifehacker.com/5921095/facebook-just-changed-your-email-without-permission-heres-how-to-get-it-back
When done properly, Facebook applications can be profitable, to the tune of an average of 39 percent, according to a study by Facebook marketing app platform Tigerlily.
via Pocket http://allfacebook.com/infographic-tigerlily-apps_b124935
Turns out that post you made on Facebook for only a few to see just might be protected from the courts. In a case, a hospital off all places made this ruling by a NJ Federal Court. The turnover of passwords and users names and other date required to access accounts has long been battled over when it comes to “the boss” wanting to get into their employees accounts. The courts ruling in a case that involved discipline also included the following statement:
“The Court finds that, when users make their Facebook wall posts inaccessible to the general public, the wall posts are “configured to be private” for purposes of the SCA. The Court notes that when it comes to privacy protection, the critical inquiry is whether Facebook users took steps to limit access to the information on their Facebook walls. Privacy protection provided by the SCA does not depend on the number of Facebook friends that a user has.”
The interesting part of this is that the hospital won, BUT it also in the end is a win for the privacy of the user. So the snoop or hall monitor, in this case the Net monitor may be more trouble for the workplace, school, or anywhere especially if its not a public post. The court case, Ehling v. Monmouth-Ocean HospitalService Corp. is where this all went down.
In the courts words, the most interesting to me is that it does not matter how many “friends” one has, but that the “limited post” is the key. I am sure more will follow from this, as we tend to post away on things we feel strongly about. And again, this also comes back to “policy” and what you can, should or be able to post.