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All I want for Christmas

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Bravo Jesse

Dirk Caber

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.

Let’s get social

Social media agitaIt’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.

A kiss is just a kiss (calm down Facebook)

Dirk Caber

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?

Social BosGuy

Social media agitaIt’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.

Facebook introduces the “meh” icon

mehSadly 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.