We’ve all experienced at some point how frustrating and confusing the ever changing policies and terms of the mother of social networks, Facebook, can be. This week, they’ve launched a new site that tries to help all of their users navigate in the jungle that is Facebook’s terms and policies.
According to Facebook, their new information hub will contain “Everything you need to know, all in one place”. We’ve had a quick look at the hub and it seems to be doing what it promises. Especially if you are a private user.
The private users of Facebook is Facebook’s actual product and their needs and concerns have therefore been placed at centre stage of the hub: “Statements of Rights and Responsibilities”, Data Use Policy” and “Community Standards”. These are the main categories of the site, putting the advertisers’ and companies’ main points of interest aside on the right hand side.
Show me the money – discretely and without offending our users
Though, not forgetting the advertisers, according to Mashable a Facebook spokesperson commented:
“This week, we began rolling out the Facebook Terms and Policies Hub, a central resource for all of our policies. Our hope is that this new resource will make our policies more transparent and accessible for the people who use Facebook by offering easy access to answers to specific policy questions ranging from platform to ads to content.”
So, trying to combine the needs of their users, who are paramount to the business, with the needs of the advertisers, who are bringing in the money, Facebook Terms and Policies is not only a helpful tool to navigate in their expanding policies. It is also quite a quaint picture of the user driven money-maker Facebook has evolved into becoming.
Have a look at the website: Facebook Terms and Policies