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Facebook - Most Beautiful Teen Contest
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Ok, this is over the top.
Facebook Explores Giving Kids Access
Facebook is developing technology that would allow children younger than 13 years old to use the social-networking site under parental supervision, a step that could help the company tap a new pool of users for revenue but also inflame privacy concerns.
Man, this company got desperate after going public quickly.
I sympathize with the plight of Facebook with respect to the law about collecting personal information from children under 13 when the children themselves lie about their age to get accounts and then volunteer personal information to the site (the latter of which is, of course, part of the whole point of a social network). However, that's hardly a justification for lowering the legal age, and neither is Facebook's desire to tap into more sources of revenue. If the law doesn't already have a safe harbor for sites that collect personal information from children who lie about their ages and then proactively volunteer that personal information, I'd support adding such a safe harbor. I don't think that kids lying to Facebook should put make Facebook itself a regulatory criminal.
As for the "Most Beautiful Teen" contest: Kids are vain. It generally starts around age three and continues a variable length of time depending on the lifespan of the person in question. Entire industries cater to nothing but vanity (unless you really believe that beauty pageants are about producing good community ambassadors). AFAIK, nothing stops a kid from removing any picture they post, even if they post it into a group instead of their own personal wall/timeline/album.
i would love to see a Hatfield & McCoy feud start back up on Facebook
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