Facebook at 5 - Is It Growing Up Too Fast? - NYTimes.com

From the horse's mouth. I have been telling people that FB is not a democracy, it isn't owned by us, but by Zuckerman. He and Cox provide the evidence in this NYT article.

"But while Facebook is willing to give users a voice, it doesn’t necessarily want to listen.

Users are widely opposed to terms that grant Facebook the right to license, copy and disseminate members’ content worldwide. But Facebook says it has to ignore those objections to protect itself against lawsuits from users who might blame the company if they later regret having shared some piece of information with their friends."

“It’s not a democracy,” Mr. Cox says of his company’s relationship with users. “We are here to build an Internet medium for communicating and we think we have enough perspective to do that and be caretakers of that vision.”

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