Thursday, May 12, 2011

Facebook is shady

You still trust Facebook with all of your personal pictures and private information?

I think based on the email above, it's pretty obvious that Facebook is willing to go "below the belt" to get their way.  Not sure if these are the same individuals I would like to be the gatekeeper of my private, personal, information.

I think the editor at TechCrunch said it best, "...secretly paying a PR firm to pitch bloggers on stories going after Google, even offering to help write those stories and then get them published elsewhere, is not just offensive, dishonest and cowardly. It’s also really, really dumb. I have no idea how the Facebook PR team thought that they’d avoid being caught doing this... it shows a willingness by Facebook to engage in cowardly behavior in battle. It’s hard to trust them on other things when we know they’ll engage in these types of campaigns."

Original article here, and email thread here.

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