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Facebook blunder

Its a good job facebook chose to listen to its user’s on their insane plan to take total control over content added to their site. They may have been able to keep the content that people added but I’m sure a lot of people may have decided to leave their account’s stagnant in defiance of this act.
I hadn’t previously heard to much about it till this morning whilst i was on the train into University from Wigan. The eye grabbing title that The Metro newspaper chose to use ‘ Facebook grabs rights to photos’ caught my attention and i was immediately engrossed in what i found. For those who haven’t heard about it click here.

I had thought about boycotting the site but when i logged on this morning their was a statement issued by Facebook saying : –

Terms of Use Update

Over the past few days, we have received a lot of feedback about the new terms we posted two weeks ago. Because of this response, we have decided to return to our previous Terms of Use while we resolve the issues that people have raised. For more information, visit the Facebook Blog.

If you want to share your thoughts on what should be in the new terms, check out our group Facebook Bill of Rights and Responsibilities. ‘

which has made me think that maybe because of this miraculous social technology that we as a community can make differences =]


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Orange and their stupid new upgrade policies

Well recently i was able to upgrade my phone with Orange i had decided on the phone shopped about and decided i would stay with Orange. Many may think why would i because i could have gotten a better deal with T-Mobile on the same phone but i like the Orange Wednesday’s and i have been with them for about 4 and a half years.

I decided to take the plunge and get my new phone though i chose to go into the store because online at Orange for the Samsung pixon id have had to pay £127 for the handset and i thought this couldn’t be right as id been told it would be a free upgrade and the month or two left on my present contract added to the new one. I had also looked at Carphone Warehouse and found i could get the same phone on my present contract for free when i upgraded.

I went into the Orange Store in Wigan and when i enquired about the phone, whether i could get it for free etc. i was told that even though i was on the £35 pm contract as the one you needed for the phone that i didn’t fall into the right band to gain it for free. I was appalled, i couldnt believe they were telling me i had to pay more per month than i already was to get the phone for free even though i was on the same tariff. They told me that i needed to be going over my contracted payments every month to get into band 5 for a free upgrade. They didn’t even seem concerned to loose my business.

I went to the Carphone Warehouse were they were able to give me the phone for free as an upgrade on my current contract with Orange. I don’t think i will be recommending going to the Orange store’s any more and just tell people to go to Carphone Warehouse at least they can give their customers what they need.

I think Orange have handled this all wrong, i haven’t been able to find any announcement on their part telling their customers and future customers about this. They are trapping people into their company and demanding bigger payments than our contracts stipulate we should be paying them.

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