Much like Facebook changing their TOS (though for very, very different reasons), Tumblr has launched a mini-controversy after suspending five users due to recent changes in their community policy. The five removed accounts were each devoted to reblogging and mocking other people’s posts. Should users who regularly abuse/harass/mock other users be allowed to stay in the community or banned? Or is it exactly the plethora of voices that makes a community strong and vibrant?
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The Internet went briefly apeshit this week over news that Facebook’s new terms of service may give them the rights not only to everything you ever post on Facebook, but to your very soul in perpetuity. Clearer heads, however, are prevailing. This piece from Public School Intelligentsia lays it out for you: “Jesus f*cking Christ, like you were going to write Finnegan’s Wake on someone’s wall or some shit?”
Facebook’s terms of service (TOS) now says they can do whatever they want with your content, whenever they want. Those 25 random things are going to come back to haunt you one day.