Facebook’s Latest Changes and You

I’m sure you’ve heard by now that Facebook has nefariously changed their terms of service in a bid to grab copyright to all your photos and text. That, coupled with the fact that they are making serious inroads in their efforts to pull all innovative ideas straight out of your brain via electrotelepathy, is worrisome enough. But in all the confusion over the proper wording of the notice needed to thwart Facebook (or at least ensure that it will be tied up in court until your once-brilliant and innovative thoughts grow stale, and no longer have any commercial value that would make them of interest to Mark Zuckerberg and his evil cohorts, you may have missed some of the more troubling changes that were apparently slipped into the TOS around 3 AM last Saturday:

Better than a bendy straw!
Fortunately, they made it easy enough to opt out of this one, but you have to know where to look. Go now, while you’re still able to think about it. I’ll wait.

Did you know that a grapefruit spoon is also called a runcible spoon? The term dates back to Edward Lear’s “The Owl and the Pussycat.”

For a serious look at the Facebook copyright issue (why everyone’s het up over that, and not the notion of Zuck suckin’ their brains out of their skull swith a bendy straw, I don’t know – but folks on Facebook aren’t known for having their priorities straight) – for a serious look at that copyright thing, go over and read what Jonathan Bailey of PlagiarismToday.com has to say about it. Never assume it can’t hurt, he advises readers. Wouldn’t want to get lulled into a false sense of complacency.

Just to be really, really safe, you might want to copy and paste the following, too:

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Holly Jahangiri is the author of Trockle; A Puppy, Not a Guppy; Innocents & Demons; and A New Leaf for Lyle. You can find her books on Amazon at http://amazon.com/author/hollyjahangiri. For more information on her children's books, please visit http://jahangiri.us/books.
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4 thoughts on “Facebook’s Latest Changes and You”

  1. Mmmmmm, double stuffed Oreos; oh yeah!

    You know, sometimes I lose my mind when Facebook changes things because I’m not sure where to find some stuff or how to use other stuff. But I’ve never worried about some of the things other people worry about because I know that if I wasn’t mentally up to it I shouldn’t be there in the first place. Folks need to stop getting riled up about goofy things without research.
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    1. Who you callin’ goofy? You think I’m goofy because I don’t want Zuck licking the brains out of the inside of my skull? I think that is a very disturbing image! I can’t find that setting, by the way – have you found it?

      Oh well. Pass the Oreos. Wonder if that Reese’s stuff would be good on them?
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