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Re: Stick with Facebook or create my own site?

RustyBug wrote:
The question wasn\'t about FB vs. other sharing services ... the OP was about FB vs. your own site. I simply don\'t see how the TOA on FB can render you \"safer\" when you are signing \"Carte Blance\". Nor do I understand how having your own site would give you \"much less freedom of control over your content\" than FB.

+1 @ visibility is likely greater on FB (i.e. marketing tool), but I\'m still not seeing the \"safer\" part given their TOA.

Well, there are a a number of reasons, among them including....

- Regular web hosting companies have much less sway over how content is shared and distributed based on their lack of a single, centralized and highly intelligent sharing system owned by Facebook

- The Facebook sharing system tends to promote organic distribution from one single source instead of a more antiquated and tedious system of downloading content from a conventional website and uploading it somewhere else, thus making the content shared by Facebook much easier to track, follow and ultimately control

- Regular web hosting companies often have much more obfuscated terms of service than Facebook; many have no easily accessible terms of service whatsoever

- There are usually fewer \"eyes\" on regular hosting companies dissecting their behaviors to keep them \"on their toes\"; smaller hosting companies have almost no oversight at all

- Unless your content goes truly viral such that it is downloaded and reuploaded multiple times (which is rather uncommon given that about 1 billion pieces of content are shared daily and only a small handful reach a large audience), the Facebook analytics allow you to view who is sharing your content and how many people are viewing it in a way that few (if not zero) hosting companies can

Would you like me to go on?

Apr 02, 2013 at 03:31 PM

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