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Tuesday, March 31, 2015


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Laetizia Coronet

Just ditch Facebook altogether. http://www.france24.com/en/mediawatch/20150331-facebook-tracks-you-even-you-not-user/?aef_campaign_date=2015-03-31&aef_campaign_ref=partage_aef&dlvrit=65413&ns_campaign=reseaux_sociaux&ns_linkname=editorial&ns_mchannel=social&ns_source=twitter

Toysoldier Thor

Thanks James.

In case anyone is thinking of TM'ing their avatar, they should research it themselves or seek legal advice. I am not expert - its just how I did it based on my research. A TM is an "Unregistered Trademark" and it has benefits as well as limitations depending on what you need. A Registered Trademark (with the circled R) is expensive but holds much more legal power. I am sure you all can look them up on Wiki or elsewhere to learn more.

In the end, I don't even know if the TM was a big factor as FB never told me the reason why they agreed with my appeal. I suspect it has more to do with how many online sites my avatar ID is used. But I am only guessing.

Ajax Manatiso

But of course if you put TM after any name and it turns out someone else has already registered that name, you have a potential lawsuit on your hands. For more info http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks-getting-started/trademark-basics

I also don't see what the problem is with Facebook. I have not had any problem with my avi Facebook account nor has my 300+ SL friends on Facebook

zz bottom

Europeans are being advised by their governments to not use Facebook and for once i agree.


Facebook hates avatars that it cannot connect to RL identities. You are useless to them unless they can make advertiser money from you and advertisers want DEMOGRAPHICS (aka your personal information)

If you have something in your Facebook account that you could not bear to loose - like the email addresses and photos of friends - you need to back it up and be prepared to get social someplace else.

Watch the recent F8 video.Virtual reality is interesting to Facebook because you will BELIEVE what you see. Imagine what advertisers can do with that.

Oh, and get your loved ones off Facebook. http://saintsal.com/facebook/

Phoenix Psaltery

Not breaking news: Facebook has long offered an option to designate an account name as a "Fictional Character," which may not be an ideal solution for some of you but at least will keep the Zuckerites from closing your account.

- P2


People are still on Facebook? haahaaahaa. Seriously?

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