Facebook Employee Accessing Data

Why You Shouldn’t Trust Facebook with Your Data: An Employee’s Revelations – Facebook
Valleywag had a commentary on a story about Facebook employees accessing user profiles when they shouldn’t. Apparently there is a master password that they can use to get into your account.

Also, it appears the database isn’t protected. An employee can just query the database and get any information they want.

This is scary. I am doubting using Facebook anymore.

I am wondering if this will begin to be the downfall of Facebook?

You screwed the pooch on this one Facebook

Facebook, I just want to say that you really screwed the pooch on your new update to the privacy settings.
People who had their profiles locked down with your old privacy settings now found them opened to the world and people who didn’t want to be found on Facebook, were starting to get found.

Now there is something to being said that if you don’t want to be found, then don’t get on Facebook. But people who went on Facebook and set the privacy settings to not be found in the people search are now being found.

One of them is my mother.

She got on Facebook to keep up with her kids, grandkids, and a friends she found. She didn’t want anyone else to friend her. But with your new settings, she is beginning to get found and is now getting off Facebook.

Because of your greed and wanting to opening up our privacy to the world, you are now losing customers. And now my mother will not be able to keep up with us on Facebook.

You have done this a few other times where you have messed with our privacy and you got hurt. I am wondering how many more times it will take for you to get the mess up to get the message.

Walmart moves into social media with commercial

Walmart ran the following commercial in movie theaters and it is quite catchy. It even discusses Facebook and Twitter.
Well it looks like it has caught on Walmart has put it on YouTube. It was put on YouTube long after I saw it in the movie theater. They also put a link to the movie on its own website where you can download the mp3, sheet music, or read the lyrics.

I would say it is quite ingenius on Walmart’s part to do this, although it was slower than it should have been.

Scrabble on Facebook is worthless

I just want to say that Scrabble on Facebook is just plain worthless.
I am playing a game and it keeps taking letters of the table and points from me.  When I go back to play those same letters where I played them before, that spot is not open.

I miss Scrabulous!  It was stable, easy-to-use, and fun.

The new Scrabbleis horrible, a bad way to do business.

If they were going to do this, they should have had something working first!

Do you have a Facebook?

I saw this on Chris Brogan’s blog and thought it raised some interesting questions about privacy and who is behind the money of Facebook.
It is interesting to think about. I don’t know if all this information gathering is taking place because of Facebook, I think it is something that would be talking place anyway.

Microsoft Invests in Facebook

According to a story in the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft Inks Deal with Facebook, Microsoft has agreed to invest $240 million in Facebook that values Facebook at $15 billion.
To get the investment, Microsoft out competed Google to make the investment in Facebook.

Microsoft will also begin running the sites international advertising.  Microsoft had previously been running the advertising on the U.S. site.

This is going to be interesting to see what happens.  The online battle over advertising is heating up. Microsoft is trying, but I think it is going to be tough road to climb against Google.