Thursday, February 19, 2009

Power to the Blogosphere!

The torrents of online chatter on Tuesday were huge. The Blogosphere rippled with the news that Facebook had changed to their Terms of Service.

Then yesterday in a complete aboutface, Facebook announced that it would return to the old Terms of Service!

The announcement on the Facebook homepage read:

“Over the past few days, we have received a lot of feedback about the new terms we posted two weeks ago. Because of this response, we have decided to return to our previous Terms of Use while we resolve the issues that people have raised. For more information, visit the Facebook Blog."

I'm loving this so, so, so much. That is the power and potential of unrestricted speech. That's the power that people have to actually make a change when they care about something (or at least think they care about it).

Of course it does highlight the potential people have to create change if they just do something about how they feel.

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