Facebook photo that banned Jesse Jackman
My friend Jesse made some news last month when a photo of him kissing his partner was removed by Facebook, citing it violated their community standards. Long story short, the situation was rectified by Facebook rather quickly, but Jesse has penned an article that is on the Huffington Post today, We Must (Not) Surrender that addresses a rather ugly side to last month’s story.
“…Dirk and I certainly feel that the definition and enforcement of their Community Standards policy needs significant refinement. However, we do not believe that Facebook is the enemy here. Our true adversaries are those who posted the hate-filled comments in the first place.“
I think we can agree that there needs to be a modicum of respect when we interact with each other via social media. The threats and bullying Jesse and his partner had directed at them on Facebook is the real story. I’d encourage you to read Jesse’s full article on Huffington Post here.
It’s time for a bit of shameless pandering. In addition to my blog, I’m also known to spend time on a variety of social media sites.
If you are on any of these sites, look me up on Facebook, Google+, YouTube and Twitter where you can like me, add me to your circles, subscribe to my channel and / or follow as you please.
Facebook photo that banned Jesse Jackman
My friend Jesse whom I posted on my blog here was recently banned from Facebook for sharing a photograph of him kissing his partner. Not familiar with the story? Check out the HuffingtonPost write up here.
The publicity that ensued was able to get Facebook’s attention and they quickly rectified the situation telling HuffingtonPost “In this case, we [Facebook] mistakenly removed content and worked to rectify the mistake as soon as we were notified. We apologize for the inconvenience caused due to the removal of this content.”
One wonders if my buddy Jesse didn’t have such an extensive social network what sort of recourse he would have? Would he need to stop posting photos of him kissing his partner? Would cuddling or hugging be too risque and result in continued suspensions? The problem has been rectified and in a way (despite the unfortunate threats made by a few to Jesse & Dirk) the resulting press has hopefully helped to foster conversations about this policy and will make Facebook more sensitive to this in the future.
I’m curious – have you ever experienced this sort of censorship from Facebook?
It’s time for a bit of shameless pandering and self-promotion. In addition to my home here at www.BosGuy.com, I am also known to spend time on a variety of social media sites.
If you too are on these sites, look me up on Facebook, Google+, YouTube and Twitter where you can like me, add me to your circles, subscribe to my channel and / or follow as you please.
Sadly I jest. Facebook is not introducing this icon, but I find the “like” button to be one-dimensional and while I don’t expect to see a middle finger or thumbs down icon anytime soon, I think we should start a campaign to get Facebook to create a “meh” icon.
Just think how popular this would be in some communities. Many otherwise sedate Jewish and Gay users would probably get so emotional with this new option they’re likely to get all verklempt.
In the 2004 election, marriage equality advocates were on their heels after losing at the ballot box in eleven states. At the time, only Massachusetts recognized same sex marriage and many saw these defeats as a repudiation of my state’s insistence to recognize the rights of gays and lesbians.
Fast forward less than a decade and the tide of public opinion has shifted in favor of legalizing same sex marriages. Proof of that was the four wins in the November 2012 elections regarding same sex marriage. Hoping to capitalize on the change of heart, the campaign arm of the House Democrats launched what has turned out to be their most successful online campaign ever.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee reports that it has seen more than 10 million views on its Facebook page and nearly half a million Facebook likes. If you’d like to show your support on Facebook like this page.
This blog is my guilty pleasure and I want to say a quick thank you to everyone who takes time to browse through my posts. You can also check me out on Facebook here, www.facebook.com/BosGuyblog.
Recently I’ve also started using Google+ so reach out and add me to your circles.
It’s time for a bit of shameless pandering. Think of this as my demented version of PBS donor drive, but in stead of asking you for donations (well those are welcome but not necessary), I’m seeking your approval.
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American Express seems to love social media and that makes me love my American Express card even more. A couple of years ago Amex created Small Business Saturday as a response of sorts to Black Friday.
They must have liked what happened because since that time they more than any other credit card has embraced social media with innovative and interesting campaigns that have encouraged me to sync my card with their social media sites / accounts.
I think what American Express has done is genius, and I’d love to see other companies take a page out of Amex marketing handbook. Do you have a Facebook, Twitter and or Four Square account and an American Express card? Definitely take advantage of these programs.
Amex Facebook campaign: Link, Like, Love
Amex Twitter campaign: Sync, Explore, Save
Amex Four Square
About a year ago someone told me about Klout, which claims to measure your influence and compare it with others you may interact with on sites like facebook and twitter.
I don’t really take Klout that seriously but I do find it interesting. According to Klout my areas of “influence” include the following topics: Boston, LGBT, Gay/Lesbian/BiSexual, Restaurants and Politics.
If you find this sort of thing interesting you can check out Klout online at Klout.com. If you are on Klout you can find me at, http://klout.com/#/BosGuy
Are we friends on facebook? If you prefer to read my blog posts from your facebook page, you can follow me by liking my blog page.
Let’s be virtual BFFs. Send me a Friend request.
Is this a pathetic attempt to seek approval? Possibly, but I’ve been getting a fair number of “likes” on facebook so thought I’d say thank you. If you have an account on facebook, you can like me and follow me by linking here.
I joined FB earlier this year, because I want my blog posts to be visible there, although it results in so little traffic as compared to Twitter I have to wonder if I’ve set it up all wrong. There are so many things about FB that leave me scratching my head wondering “huh?”
My question of the week regarding FB is regarding the game requests I’ve noticed but ignored in my left margin. I now have 10 game requests. Do you use the games feature? Is it like playing online scrabble or something? Just so you know, I prefer my games to involve drinks do they have such games on FB?