"I'm Not Ready to Make Nice"

Facebook Putting A Stop To Promotions? No Dairy

Facebook = Social Networking

Blogging = Social NetWorking

Twitter = Micro Social NetWorking

Facebook has a made a change to their privacy policy.

Thank you to Casey, over at A Couch With A View , which is where I first read about this, she then directed me to Angie, over at A Simple Kind Of Life, who posted quite a bit of information on her blog in regards to this.

You may not publicize or administer a promotion on Facebook if:

2.1 The promotion is open or marketed to individuals who are under the age of 18;

2.2 The promotion is open to individuals who reside in a country embargoed by the United States;

2.3 The promotion, if a sweepstakes, is open to individuals residing in Belgium, Norway, Sweden, or India;

2.4 The promotion’s objective is to promote any of the following product categories: gambling, tobacco, dairy, firearms, prescription drugs, or gasoline;

2.5 The prize or any part of the prize includes alcohol, tobacco, dairy, firearms, or prescription drugs; or

2.6 The promotion is a sweepstakes that conditions entry upon the purchase of a product, completion of a lengthy task, or other form of consideration.

Yes, that said dairy.

I understand the rest of it, but dairy?

What will this mean for those of us that use NetWorked Blogs? Since NetWorked Blogs automatically publishes blog entries for us, when we publish giveaways on our blogs, it goes straight through NetWorked Blogs, which could very well fall into publicizing. So what is this going to mean for the small companies on facebook that have networked many there, in one convenient location?

Will this be a change that’s staying? Or will everyone launch together and ask that the privacy policy be removed, or edited?

I’m going to sit back and wait to see.


16 November, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , ,

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