Terms of Service and “Doppelganger Week”

If you’ve changed your Facebook profile photo to your look-a-like celebrity, you may be violating the Facebook terms of service agreement. Caroline McCarthy over at CNET.com writes that in the company’s terms of service, it says: “You will not post content or take any action on Facebook that infringes or violates someone else’s rights or otherwise violates the law…We can remove any content or information you post on Facebook if we believe that it violates this Statement.” So unless you took that celebrity photo yourself or bought the rights to it, it may be in violation.

It doesn’t look like Facebook is going to take any action in removing the “offending” pictures from user’s accounts; but, if you’re a stickler for agreements you may want to take down your famous twin’s picture.

New Facebook craze can violate terms of service

Social Media & Community 2.0 Speaker Profile: Greg Matthews, Director of Consumer Innovation, Humana


Greg Matthews
Director of Consumer Innovation
Humana

Greg Matthews is Director of Consumer Innovations at Humana. In this role, Greg is taking a broad view of consumer health to create new products, programs and services. During his tenure at Humana, he has had responsibility for start-up operations of joint venture companies like Green Ribbon Health and Sensei, and in Humana’s first European subsidiary in London. Additionally, Greg has conducted ethnographic research into business opportunities in developing markets, and has been a member of the Institute for the Future’s Health Horizons forum.

Prior to joining Humana, Greg spent his career in technology-oriented consulting firms. At Accenture, Greg worked in the Financial Services and Technology lines of business both in Chicago and in Frankfurt, Germany. Later, Greg was Vice President and Chief People Officer at Chicago-based Braun Consulting (now a division of Fair Isaac). Greg lives with his wife and two daughters in Louisville, Kentucky.

Join Greg as he presents, “Humana Innovation Center Leverages Social Networks to Help Quitters of the World Unite!” at 11:30am, Tuesday, May 4th at Social Media & Community 2.0 Strategies.
Social Media & Community 2.0 Strategies
May 3-5, 2010
Boston World Trade Center & Seaport Hotel
Registration: http://bit.ly/bTD2Xt