Sunday, November 7, 2010

Banned by Facebook

When I joined Facebook two years ago, I often receive recommendations to add certain people to my friends lists, and I would usually add them.

The reason was because I thought that my friends must have recommended those people to me, therefore they should be eligible to be my friends. 

Several months ago, all that has changed, in the sense that although our friends recommended us to add certain people to our friends, Facebook will only allow us to do so if we know that person.

In this regards, I would like to share with you a story about a woman who sued Facebook in U.S Court because she was banned by Facebook. Please find below the story written by Bruce Carton on Legal Blog Watch. Happy reading.

12,000 Miles and a Court Case Later, Maryland Woman Still Banned from Facebook


As I wrote here, I admittedly have a weakness for stories where a corporation rolls out its ultimate "death penalty" punishment on a customer: "You can never come here [buy here] [eat here] again!!"
Banned
So you can imagine my keen interest in the story of Karen Young, who was banned by Facebook from, um, Facebooking, and did not take kindly to that ban. In an e-mail, Facebook said it had banned Young for the following transgressions:
  • Sending friend requests to people you don’t know
  • Regularly contacting strangers through unsolicited Inbox messages
  • Soliciting others for dating or business purposes
Read More ... 

31 comments:

Furree Katt said...

haha, that is unbelievable!
i wonder why she would go through such a hassle. i would just make a new account if i were her she must be slightly crazy!
but i think the people at Facebook Headquarters should have shown a little compassion and re-opened her account, it wouldn't have done any harm, don't you think?
Very interesting article though!

cicitHJHASSANu said...

saya juga sering diberi amaran sebegini tapi masih boleh akses lagi..

mungkin ada sebab musabab lain?tq kerna info

DS. Utomo said...

Here again : Experience is a best teacher.....if we learn it. Thanks, mas Harry, for the warning !

tikno said...

I never experienced this problems, at least until now.

Are your account is banned permanently?

dee said...

such interesting article:D Thanks for share us H. Nizam..sukses sll!

ReBorn said...

ghahah, funny. such as demanding boss, to get my job back which of course I will not do:). does this mean that facebook has begun to monopolize social networking sites?

H. Nizam said...

@Furree Katt,
What happened to the woman is unbelievable indeed.
FB should should little compassion and re-open her account.

@cicitHJHASANu,
Mungkin karena dia melanggar 3 peratran FB, tidak hanya 1.

@Pak Utomo,
Yeah it's a warning for FB users.

@Tikno
Fortunately my FB account is still fully active, maybe because I violated 1 of their 3 rules.

@Dee,
You are welcome.

H. Nizam said...

Reborn,
The main reason why FB became so "big headed" is because people regarded FB as the most special online social network.

Jolly Princess said...

Yeah … Facebook so be it have so many transgressions. (lol) I had received several invites to people I do not know but never attempted to accept them. Actually as you and I and most internet junkies knew they are system generated invites. Computer will send invite from some of the friends of your friends in your list. That person actually never sent the invite. I even received some thru my e-mail. :)

Yari NK said...

On the contrary I wish FB banned my account for having been neglecting it for almost half a year! LOL!

H. Nizam said...

@Jolly Princess,
If its FB's system generate invites, than it would be okay to accept it.
So I think that it must be FB's points no 2 and 3 that has caused the ban.

@Yari,
Actually I only opened FB on weekend, most of the time I update FB through Twitter.

colson said...

Though I've to admit I've got stuck at "Read More"( "Not Found. Error 404), I got one shallow opinion on Facebook yet.

You are not a friend, neither you are a customer or a client to Facebook. You are a product to them. Your data are what Facebook produces and sells.

Saung Web said...

I now rarely online on fecebook anymore .. .. because .. many are only just .. to...say helo

Edwin's Personal Blog said...

facebook is believed to change the world, how people get to each other all over the world in a way never been imagined before. however, facebook surely has its own dark side. it is likely to warn us to be more prudent with this..

Teras Info said...

saya bingung ni...bahasanya ngga ngerti he..he.he...

the dream catcher said...

oh for heaven sakes.. She is not going to die just for being banned by Facebook... She should get a life...or just creating other account...with other name...

H. Nizam said...

@Colson,
Sorry for the difficulty to click the Read More .. I have corrected it.
I agree that FB is in a position to do anything it wants to members because they provide free service.

@Saung Web,
I also think that many people use FB not for serious matters. That's why I only visit during holidays. Usually I update my FB via Twitter.

@Edwin,
Yes this is a warning for members of FB that they are whatever they do in FB shall depend on FB.

@Teras Info,
Terima kasih atas kunjungan anda.
Saya sangat menghargai komentar dalam bahasa kita sendiri yaitu bahasa Indonesia.

@Dream Catcher,
The woman is taking this matter too seriously. Like you said she should get a life and register again under another name.

TUKANG CoLoNG said...

bijak-bijaklah makai fb..:)

H. Nizam said...

TUKANG CoLoNG,
Moral dari ceritanya emmang kita harus bemakai FB.

cucuharis said...

Wah dah lumayan lama juga ya gabung di FB. Saya malah baru sebentar tapi telah mendapatkan sisi baiknya. Dapat istri lewat kenalan di FB :)

Ferdinand said...

Wah aku malah belum pernah dikasih peringatan gitu hhe.... lagian udah lumyan lama juga gak buak2 FB hhe...Oiya Script online shopnya udah dikirm Sob.. silahkan di cek..

H. Nizam said...

@Cucuharis,
+/- 6 bulan terakhir saya jarang sekali buka FB, tapi saya selalu update via Twitter.
Seperti hal2 lain, FB punya banyak kebaikan, bahkan lebih banyak dari negatifnya.

@Ferdinand,
Sebagai anggota komunitas wajar kalau kita harus mentaati management komunitas tsb.
Terima kasih atas Scripnya, nanti akan saya cek.

Passionate Blogger said...

Agree with Furree Katt -why go through such hassle? After all she must take the blame for not complying with FB policy. Like others, I also received warning when I'm adding someone that not a friend to my friend on FB. I was suspended for a week once. So, I can imagine what she had done that get her into such trouble. Can't blame FB maaa...

H. Nizam said...

Hi Ismail,
Members of online social network like FB should obey the conditions for members, especially that it is a free one.

michael said...

Facebook banned is not new to me. I already experienced it. The secret is to follow the rules set by the Facebook administrators.

H. Nizam said...

Michael,
Yeas you are right my friend.

Anonymous said...

It takes 10 seconds to open a new Facebook account. She was just after the money.

Aqiqah di Jakarta said...

Baru sempat mampir nih!
Liat-liat dulu....
Situsnya bagus nih!
apalagi artikelnya, menarik banget!
Saya seperti disuguhi makan enak!
hehehehehhehehe

Multibrand said...

Aqiqah,
Senang sekali mengetahui bahwa anda menyukai blog saya. Terima kasih.

percetakan tangerang said...

syukurlah..aye blm pernah:)

Jahe Merah said...

facebook masih bae ama sayah:)