Facebook Listens

Yesterday I became aware of a brewing controversy among users of facebook. Apparently, the Terms of Use had been changed a few days ago

Today, I was greeted by this statement:

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.

How about that? They did what lots of online services have done, but when their users complained… they listened. Don’t know how it will come out, but at least those who are concerned get a chance to be heard.