Five Pictures = Facebook's Privacy Statement...For Now
Privacy is a big issue...or concern. A case-in-point is the social network site Facebook, which constantly is being questioned, if not sued.
Question: Using a line-of-best-fit, how many words would you expect in 2015? 2025?
- 2005: 1,004 words
- 2006: 2,313 words
- 2007: 3,067 words
- 2009: 5,394 words
- 2010: 5,830 words
Three side notes are relevant:
- Facebook's Privacy FAQ page involves 45,000 words
- Word-counts for other websites are: Flickr (384 words), Twitter (1,203 words), and MySpace (2,290 words)
- The U.S. Constitution has 4,543 words
Source: N. Bilton's "Price of Facebook Privacy? Start Clicking," New York Times, May 13, 2010