The Facebook Controversy

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I wonder what addictive content facebook has in making almost every people in the world hooked up into it. There are a lot of social networking websites that was programmed in the internet but it seems that this one's the top rated one.

Facebook is privately owned by Facebook, Inc. People can also add friends and send them messages, and update their personal profiles to notify friends about themselves. The website's name stems from the colloquial name of a book given to incoming students at Zuckerberg's high school alma mater, Phillips Exeter Academy. The book shows the faces and names of the school's students and faculty. This was founded by Mark Zuckerberg and with fellow students from Harvard University, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.

Though it is no doubt a very popular site in this generation, it did not escape from the eyes of the detractors. Just this year, a rumor has started spreading all over the internet that Facebook has changed its policies for third party advertisers and use of every member's photos. Members who are uploading their photos on the said networking website has started receiving a wall post that says: "FACEBOOK has agreed to let third party advertisers use your posted pictures WITHOUT your permission."

This is letting other advertisers use photos from the users of facebook even without their permission. This is really alarming for each and everyone who has signed on facebook and has uploaded their photos, but a blog from one of its company members has been uploaded also this year debunking the said rumor. He said it's was all a false one.

Facebook has met with some controversy over the past few years. It has been blocked intermittently in several countries including Syria, China and Iran, although Iran later unblocked Facebook in 2009. It has also been banned at many places of work to discourage employees from wasting time using the service. Facebook is also facing several lawsuits from a number of Zuckerberg's former classmates, who claim that Facebook had stolen their source code and other intellectual property. But despite all of this, Facebook is still ranked by Compete.com as the most used social network worldwide.

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This article was published on 2010/03/30