Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Myspace Verses Facebook: The Privacy Debate

Does anyone remember the social networking site Myspace? It's the one you were using before Facebook. With all the Facebook privacy issues, Myspace is attempting to take advantage of the bad publicity and take back their trusty following. They are emphasizing the fact that Facebook doesn't respect user privacy and frankly we can't blame them for using this issue against their arch enemy.

President of Myspace, Mike Jones, explains that privacy has always been a high priority and he stated, "We take a holistic approach to safety, security and privacy and align our product and practices around the needs of our users, while at the same time working closely with industry experts, law enforcement, regulators, and safety and privacy advocates."

"We exist as a platform for our users and, as such, maintain the interests of our users as a main priority in our business and product decisions. We respect our users' desires to balance sharing and privacy, and never push our users to an uncomfortable privacy position. That's why we give our users control over their data, following the fundamentals of notice and choice. We provide clear privacy settings."

Unlike Facebook, Myspace seems to make things easy for people who don't want to share their details with everyone. Intimidating user settings don't make for happy users. Let us know if all of these privacy issues will force you back to Myspace.

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