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Facebook Tightens Grip on Status Updates

Facebook announced the next round of changes and additions to their "Statement of Rights and Responsibilities," -- the terms of service document that governs -- the popular social networking website.

The document has received some criticism in the past (ahem).

One of the more interesting changes? Users are now prohibited from using their Facebook profile for direct profit. That means selling your status updates to someone willing to pay for the exposure is now a big no-no.

Will this stop companies from profile spamming for fame and fortune? Twitter is already over-run by every Tom-Dick and Marketer. Most users won't mind the change, but the comment period runs from now until August 18th, so, go ahead spam cowboys, tell Zuck how you feel.

Tags: facebook, privacy, status update, StatusUpdate, tos



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