Facebook has rolled out new “couple” pages that display the relationship you have with someone in a creepy celebratory manner.
The pages are generated automatically when you have listed yourself as “in a relationship” with someone and links the two profiles together. The couple’s page uses a photo of the pair together as the banner photo and lists all of the events the two have mutually attended. It also lists the likes that the couple has in common, photos that both are tagged and and wall posts that each have put on each other’s wall.
It should be noted that this stalker-esque page isn’t just restricted to couples either. It does it with ANYONE you have an established relationship with, including friends and family (which can be extraordinarily creep-tastic). Breaking up with your partner by the way, sends a notification to all your mutual friends that the relationship has ended next to a broken heart graphic.
While Facebook is making these nauseating pages, it’s users have been flooding the social networking site with statuses that say:
“In response to the new Facebook guidelines I, INSERT USER NAME HERE, hereby declare that my copyright is attached to all of my personal details, photographs, illustrations, comics, paintings, professional photos and videos, etc. (as a result of the Berner Convention). For commercial use of the above list, my written consent is needed at all times!
By the present communiqué, I, INSERT USER NAME HERE, notify Facebook that it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, disseminate, or take any other action against me on the basis of this profile and/or its contents. The aforementioned prohibited actions also apply to employees, students, agents and/or any staff under Facebook’s direction or control. The content of this profile is private and confidential information. The violation of my privacy is punished by law (UCC 1 1-308-308 1-103 and the Rome Statute).
Facebook is now an open capital entity. All members are recommended to publish a notice like this, or if you prefer, you may copy and paste this version. If you do not publish a statement at least once, they will be tacitly allowing the use of elements such as your photos as well as the information contained in your profile status updates.”
According to a statement that’s been released by Facebook:
“This is false. Anyone who uses Facebook owns and controls the content and information they post, as stated in our terms. They control how that content and information is shared. That is our policy, and it always has been.”
So for the record, No, your status update changes nothing, and makes you look silly.
Please stop posting them.
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