--- daniwo59(a)aol.com wrote:
I am currently reading the Terms of Service of
It is quite
interesting. Remember, this is a social networking site,
encyclopedia/dictionary/textbook/library/etc. As such,
one would think that they would be a tad
more lax than us. Not so. Note that I not suggesting that
Legally, that protects them. In reality, they are roughly
comparable to Wikipedia's user talk pages - if you imagine
the admins not banning people that used them to promote
wealth scams, Web cams, any other kind of porn you can
imagine, bands, etc. etc. etc.
these policies are
followed or that the millions of Myspace users have
actually read them.
As someone who actually uses and interacts with people on
myspace, I can tell you that nothing is followed unless it
is enforced, and little if anything is enforced.
Nevertheless, it is there in writing. People who sign
agree to this. Perhaps we
can learn from them.
Definitely not, unless you're looking to protect yourself
legally. E.g., from being sued for having a 60 year old
pedophile use Wikipedia to meet, etc. a non-adult or from
being sued for some investment or gambling con that used
All the "commercial" stuff supposedly restricted is
actively employed. Start here as just 1 example:
In summary, the terms of service alone have no impact, so
don't expect them to fix any content issues. The best you
can hope for is that some corporations and PR firms that
have lawyers reading and taking terms seriously will ease
up on the claims they make and eliminate any links that go
directly to sale sites.
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