Critique: Facebook

thumbs upthumbs down

Facebook is a great website to facilitate connections between friends and family. This is not always necessary with close friends but it is useful when connecting with people with whom you have lost touch, have not seen in a long time or who have moved far away. Although these connections may be fleeting and superficial since you may only exchange likes on photos, they are generally positive. It is enjoyable to reconnect with people you used to know and see where they are today. However, in order to be a Facebook member, you must give Facebook full power over anything you post on their site. What is specifically concerning is how photos or other content uploaded to Facebook can be used by Facebook or someone else in a way that the user has no control over. A photographer retains intellectual property rights over an image they upload to Facebook but this photo can now be used by Facebook as long as it is on Facebook. If the author deletes the photo from the site but it has been shared with someone else, and thus is still on Facebook, it can be used by Facebook anyway. By agreeing to Facebook’s terms of service, you agree to Facebook using your content in any way the company likes without needing to compensate you or even let you know. There is no way around this other than not to post content on Facebook or not to post content that you do not want to see used in a way you did not intend. Unfortunately, behaving in this way can hinder a user’s possible connections and ultimately defeat the purpose of being on Facebook.




Facebook® – marque de commerce

Site de réseautage social où les gens peuvent se connecter avec d’autres gens (des amis, de la famille, des collègues ou des connaissances) en créant un profil dans le but de partager des photos, des vidéos, des messages et des liens intéressants trouvés en ligne. Les utilisateurs communiquent entre eux en laissant des commentaires ou en cliquant « j’aime » sur les publications. Le compte de l’utilisateur peut être privé ou public. Le site peut être utilisé pour trouver des gens ou des évènements d’intérêts.

Sources :

Décisions Marketing :, publié avril-juin 2013, consulté le 1er février 2017.

L’Obs :, publié le 1 septembre 2015, consulté le 1 février 2017.

Facebook® – marca registrada

Sitio web de redes sociales donde la gente pueden conectarse con otras personas (amigos, familia, colegas o conocidos) a través de su perfil para compartir fotos, videos mensajes y otro contenido del internet. Los usuarios comuniquen juntos dejando mensajes o haciendo clic en “me gusta” en sus publicaciones. Es posible tener un perfil privado o publico. Es una manera de encontrar gente y eventos de interés.


La Nacion :, publicado el 4 de febrero 2014, consultado el 1 de febrero 2017.

Social Media en Inverstigación :, publicado el 14 de noviembre 2016, consultado el 1 de febrero 2017.

Facebook® – registered trademark

Facebook: a social networking website where people can connect with other people (friends, family, colleagues or other acquaintances) through a profile page. Users can share pictures, videos, messages and links to other sites of interest on the Internet and communicate with each other by leaving messages or “liking” what others have posted. Users profiles can be private or public. It can be used to find people and events of interest.


Termium Plus :, published September 14, 2015, viewed February 1, 2017.

Wikipedia :, modified January 30, 2017, viewed February 1, 2017.