Sadly some members of my friends on FB are grossly misinformed to the actual rules of Said site and are making shit up as they go along.. I actually decided to READ THE RULES.
On the subject of cursing according to the rules it does seem to be allowed. The closet I can see is Section 3, Sub section 7.
- You will not post content that: is hateful, threatening, or pornographic; incites violence; or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence.”
This basically means they are not going to do anything unless you are threatening a person directly.
Now as for Facebook being a “Family Site” There is no where in the rules and terms that says that. Infact FB was founded for college students originally. Now a recent phenomenon is that “parents” have found their ways on here after seeing it on the evening news or having an account setup by someone else (in my own moms case). This doesn’t make the site wholesome. You are just another user in the cog. You are revenue and as long as you play your Farmville and post silly photos and such Facebook can care less. Remember you give them a CRAPTON of data. Which they sell to the highest lowest and even give it away (I can access it btw I have a dev account 🙂 ) . Now as for the family aspect
- You will not use Facebook if you are under 13.
This is boilerplate. Every website has had this since about 1999. There is no real check.. You lie its the same as saying your 18 on a porn site. That being said even though there are younger kids on the site there is no rule that you have to infact watch what you say.
My final point on this is. If you don’t like whats in my status update you can remove it from your feed.
There is an [X] on the right hand side of every post. You can remove single posts or block whole users. I use this liberally so I don’t get updates every time someone’s cow shits in Farmville.
Also If you don’t like what I say.. UNFRIEND me.
So Finally I would like to post the Facebook Principles.
We are building Facebook to make the world more open and transparent, which we believe will create greater understanding and connection. Facebook promotes openness and transparency by giving individuals greater power to share and connect, and certain principles guide Facebook in pursuing these goals. Achieving these principles should be constrained only by limitations of law, technology, and evolving social norms. We therefore establish these Principles as the foundation of the rights and responsibilities of those within the Facebook Service.
- Freedom to Share and ConnectPeople should have the freedom to share whatever information they want, in any medium and any format, and have the right to connect online with anyone – any person, organization or service – as long as they both consent to the connection.
- Ownership and Control of InformationPeople should own their information. They should have the freedom to share it with anyone they want and take it with them anywhere they want, including removing it from the Facebook Service. People should have the freedom to decide with whom they will share their information, and to set privacy controls to protect those choices. Those controls, however, are not capable of limiting how those who have received information may use it, particularly outside the Facebook Service.
- Free Flow of InformationPeople should have the freedom to access all of the information made available to them by others. People should also have practical tools that make it easy, quick, and efficient to share and access this information.
- Fundamental EqualityEvery Person – whether individual, advertiser, developer, organization, or other entity – should have representation and access to distribution and information within the Facebook Service, regardless of the Person’s primary activity. There should be a single set of principles, rights, and responsibilities that should apply to all People using the Facebook Service.
- Social ValuePeople should have the freedom to build trust and reputation through their identity and connections, and should not have their presence on the Facebook Service removed for reasons other than those described in Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities.
- Open Platforms and StandardsPeople should have programmatic interfaces for sharing and accessing the information available to them. The specifications for these interfaces should be published and made available and accessible to everyone.
- Fundamental ServicePeople should be able to use Facebook for free to establish a presence, connect with others, and share information with them. Every Person should be able to use the Facebook Service regardless of his or her level of participation or contribution.
- Common WelfareThe rights and responsibilities of Facebook and the People that use it should be described in a Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, which should not be inconsistent with these Principles.
- Transparent ProcessFacebook should publicly make available information about its purpose, plans, policies, and operations. Facebook should have a town hall process of notice and comment and a system of voting to encourage input and discourse on amendments to these Principles or to the Rights and Responsibilities.
- One WorldThe Facebook Service should transcend geographic and national boundaries and be available to everyone in the world.
No where does it say no cursing 🙂 So report me if you like. Get my page “shut down”. Its a free site. I can always sign back up and not friend you if you don’t like what I have to say.