For all the talk of privacy concerns in the industry, here's an example of what's still quite wrong. (Click the image to embiggen it)
Facebook: You need to bleed off all
of my personal information so I can listen to a song? Really? Cnet needs to know who my friends are so someone can sell me something? Really?
I can understand Cnet wanting to know my age, gender, and zipcode for something like this. Maybe
. So why can't I set that somewhere, like on that page? What right does Cnet have to all that other information? What will they do with it? Today? In 5 years?
The bottom line is: Why isn't Facebook trying to help me
more than it helps CNet
? I'm reminded of the brilliant rant by Al Pacino
from Glengarry Glen Ross about how your job is to help
us. Not to, um, hinder us up
. Or something like that.
Maybe I should read the Facebook Platform User Terms of Service mentioned in the URL above: