Have you seen the revised Facebook terms of service? Here it is thanks to the Consumerist:
“You hereby grant Facebook an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to (a) use, copy, publish, stream, store, retain, publicly perform or display, transmit, scan, reformat, modify, edit, frame, translate, excerpt, adapt, create derivative works and distribute (through multiple tiers), any User Content you (i) Post on or in connection with the Facebook Service or the promotion thereof subject only to your privacy settings or (ii) enable a user to Post, including by offering a Share Link on your website and (b) to use your name, likeness and image for any purpose, including commercial or advertising, each of (a) and (b) on or in connection with the Facebook Service or the promotion thereof.”
Their rights now no longer expire when you leave Facebook, as was the case before.
I wonder if that applies to things you link to such as your blog posts?
I also wonder if that applies if you blog posts are re-posted on Facebook through apps such as Networked Blogs or other means on your profile?
What if the material is copyrighted by you or others?
I guess they can take your picture and draw mustaches and beards on it also.
Most content that is placed on the Web is tossed into the public domain but this might be a bit different. Facebook says we should trust them to not abuse this. I understand the logic of what Zuckerberg wrote but I still am not sure that they need to go as far as they did. I certainly assume no privacy about anything I place on the Web, ownership seems a different issue. What do you think?
Post Script: As you may know Facebook changed its mind in the face of opposition and returned to the old TOS. Perhaps it was this blog that served as the tipping point :)