Check the link below for more context; also see, as a counterpoint, Facebook Groups Is Sort Of Like Google Wave For Human Beings (TechCrunch)
This company is trusted with 500 [sic] people’s data (and growing)?
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From: Jason Calacanis
Date: Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 2:58 AM
Subject: You might want to fix this.
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, Sheryl Sandberg
Seems as if anyone can add anyone to a Facebook Group.
There is no “opt in.”
In this case someone added Mike Arrington and I to the “NABLA” group
on Facebook. I know I’m not a member of NAMBLA, and I’m going to guess
that Mike isn’t either.
I’ve now been assigned to a group that advocates… well…. ummm….
you can look it up–it’s very bad.
1. I was never asked to join the NABLA group
2. I was never informed that I was “force-joined” to the NABLA group.