So You Didn't Read a Site's Terms of Service... Now What?

We are quickly approaching the day when there will be more social media sites than people to use them. Most people hold accounts at numerous social media sites at the same time, quickly adding themselves when they notice the next hot thing popping up in the online world.  Of course, few people take the time to read the Terms of Service (TOS) as they add themselves to site after site.  A new website aims to help social media users navigate which sites work best with their needs and wants by examining their TOS.  And since they know us so well, the site is called Terms of Service, Didn't Read. ...more
Melissa, as you know, this is something I feel strongly about. I think that everyone must ...more

If Emily Posted: On TOS and Reading the Fine Print

A little over a week ago, an Instagram scare went viral. People were talking about new Terms of Service (TOS). People were outraged, others confused, some felt their trust violated.But here's the thing, the TOS hadn't changed.I knew because I had a copy of it from a piece I wrote in the beginning of March and was able to offer comparisons. What had changed? For the first time, people were reading what they'd agreed to all along....more
 @Rita Arens Thanks, Rita! I think that with all these tools/toys we have to make them work for ...more

What to Do When Your Blog is Removed

I knew that my blog was important to me. I knew that it was responsible for finding good friends, connecting with others in the Adoption/Loss/Infertility community and really coming to terms with my own experience with infertility and loss. Yesterday I realized my blog is almost a physical part of me. And when it was taken away, I ached. I was numb. I was in shock. I couldn’t sleep. ...more
I have my own domain so the only terms of service I can violate are my own. At one time, I had ...more