Viewed together, the successive policies tell a clear story. Facebook originally earned its core base of users by offering them simple and powerful controls over their personal information. As Facebook grew larger and became more important, it could have chosen to maintain or improve those controls. Instead, it's slowly but surely helped itself — and its advertising and business partners — to more and more of its users' information, while limiting the users' options to control their own information.I don't really use Facebook for more than a phone directory these days, but still. It's creepy stuff.
May 7, 2010
Delete your Facebook profile?
It's starting to look more and more sensible: