A Facebook Warning for Photographers


Thu, Aug 19th, 2010 15:00 by capnasty NEWS

In case you're a photographer who uses Facebook to promote your work, be warned by the small print:

Imagine attempting to login to Facebook only to find that your profile has been disabled by the Facebook powers that be. No explanation as to why. If you're stuck in a similar situation, you're left with really only one option: to contact them via a webform and given Facebook's track record for customer service (or lack thereof) that's a sketchy proposition at best.

The real question is why and one potential reason might really surprise you. According to Facebook's Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, Facebook profiles must represent an individual, not an organization. Additionally, you are not allowed to advertise or promote yourself professionally. Doing so will have your account disabled.



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