A Facebook democracy

Another mass protest by Facebook members forced the booming, yet new, site to tweak its system - this time a controversial ad program that sends messages to users' friends about what they're buying on various consumer Web sites.

Another mass protest by Facebook members forced the booming, yet new, site to tweak its system - this time a controversial ad program that sends messages to users' friends about what they're buying on various consumer Web sites. Over the last 10 days, 50,000 members petitioned, requesting that they be able to opt out of the program. According to the New York Times, “Facebook responded by saying that it would not send messages about users' Internet activities without getting explicit approval each time.”

Before yesterday's announcement that Facebook would tweak the ad system, Market Watch tagged Facebook as the social-networking site that could be the Grinch who stole Christmas.

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