Friday, October 08, 2010

Email I sent to Zuckerberg & Sheryl over “FORCE JOIN” Groups on Facebook « The Jason Calacanis Weblog

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)?

Really?

Wow.

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Jason Calacanis
Date: Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 2:58 AM
Subject: You might want to fix this.
To: zuck@facebook.com, Sheryl Sandberg

Team Facebook,

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.
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_162298770463078&ap=1

I’ve now been assigned to a group that advocates… well…. ummm….
you can look it up–it’s very bad.

Also troubling:

1. I was never asked to join the NABLA group
2. I was never informed that I was “force-joined” to the NABLA group.

Email I sent to Zuckerberg & Sheryl over “FORCE JOIN” Groups on Facebook « The Jason Calacanis Weblog

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