Just yesterday, on Facebook, I saw the video below and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's a funny look inside the Caribbean that was aired on Canada's Comedy Network - uploaded to YouTube where it can be shared with anyone. Then it was uploaded to Facebook where it could be shared only by the rules of the social network which include not being able to view it unless you are logged in (and thus, a member). And it disturbs me that everyone is OK with that.

After I commented that I wish it were on YouTube, where at least I could share the content outside of Facebook, I was pointed to the YouTube link. A good question would be why the YouTube link wasn't simply used in the first place. Of course, if you don't ask the question you won't get rationalizations associated with Facebook ego points.

There's more than one issue here. All of this could be applied anywhere in the world - it is a global issue - but I'm in the Caribbean so it gets the Caribbean spices.

The Monetization of Caribbean Culture

While everyone's been discussing who owns content on Facebook (including Facebook acknowledging it's own mistake), and while so many haven't even bothered to read Facebook's Response to Comments on Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. While Facebook admits that it doesn't own the content, the flip side of that is that they do profit by placing advertising next to it. And the people who upload content to Facebook? What do they get? Depending on the content, they might get some popularity - 'Facebook Cool Points'. I'll give you a hint here: 'Facebook Cool Points' are not a currency and can't be spent: they can, however, be lost. Read More



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