Facebook: Too Popular? August 19, 2009Posted by Glenn Irvine in Blog, Commentary, Media.
Tags: Collaborative View, Facebook, Glenn Irvine
You have to laugh at the litigious nature of our American cousins at times. On the same day that I receive this year’s email about the “Stella Awards” outlining the outrageous successful lawsuits of 2009, I also see an article in the press about a class action against Facebook for essentially being too popular.
Among the plaintiffs are the following:
- A woman who joined Facebook in the very early days when it was largely confined to the college campus at Berkley who has a problem with everyone in the rest of the World seeing her information.
- A photographer and an actress who argue that Facebook shouldn’t be sharing photos they uploaded to their profiles.
- An underage boy (11 years old – requirement is 13) being able to signup to the service.
I have some simple solutions for all of them and will hopefully save the US court system (and Facebook) several millions.
- Parents supervise & unsubscribe
Is that all just a little too simple, or am I missing something? 🙂