The Facebook Privacy whining is getting old. Facebook: Please add this to your terms of service to make the reality of why you exist more apparent:
“Update 10/22/2010 Facebook Terms of Service: When you share anything on Facebook we can and will do whatever we darn well please with the information. It is not private and don’t ever expect it to be. We will use it to identify exactly who you are when we push advertising to you. We will share your information with whomever we darn well please so they can do the same. Whatever you share will be shared with all of your friends, their friends, and their friend’s friends. We are not a democracy, we are not a government, we are not a charity, and our first goal is not to be your warm and cozy friend. First and foremost we are a ‘for profit’ business. We exist primarily to make money to pay the bills. We will do whatever we have to so we can pay the bills. Our secondary goal is to provide a site that has entertainment and communication value. If you do not like or agree with these terms then please remove yourself from using the Facebook service immediately and don’t ever return.”
This statement can pretty much be applied to Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, MySpace, etc.
Let me know what you think in the comments below. Please let me know if I missed anything and I’ll get it added