Caveat Lector: this is a rough draft of my thinking on what a Portability EULA/ToS should say/do/include. Please comment. In the EULA/ToS task force, we are exploring ways of explaining portability with simple analogies. – Phil
We’ve discussed Graceful Exit, the ability for people to control their departure from a site or . . . → Read More: Open Arms: a data portability approach
Rethinking your TOS/EULA is a pain in the neck. Nobody wants to divert attention, money or energy thinking about it. It seems like a serious distraction from making money and serving customers.
Looking at the 2009 Facebook policy hubbub, it’s a big deal. It sucks up attorney fees, management, press, even engineering into a . . . → Read More: Facebook and Lumpy policy decisions
Facebook, by virtue of its sheer size and scope, is often the first to run into issues that the rest of the social web will need to address sooner rather than later. To its credit, Facebook seems to be trying to address these issues in a way that protects their short and long term . . . → Read More: Redefining and Standardizing ‘Ownership’
Flickr deleted a popular photographer’s collection. Thomas Hawk reports this eviction from start to finish. Arbitrary justifications, no notice, no appeal, no ability to restore the photos, deletion of third-party intellectual property (thousands of comments). It seems the justification was without merit.
Does your city give landlords this much power?
Should you have . . . → Read More: Graceful Exit: Yahoo!’s flickr evicts Shéhérazade
Excerpt from a tragic exit, a story of online eviction from Facebook, without notice, merit, or recourse:
All was definitely not well.
Facebook obliterated Nakedjen.
Obliterated. Deleted. Made me disappear.
And they did it without any warning or even a simple email telling me that I had done something wrong.
My email to them . . . → Read More: Graceful Exit: facebook evicts Nakedjen