[mb-style] Facebook profiles vs. pages
gnu_andrew at member.fsf.org
Sun Jul 10 00:14:08 UTC 2011
2011/7/9 Nicolás Tamargo de Eguren <reosarevok at gmail.com>:
> This appears to be a controversial issue (see
> http://musicbrainz.org/edit/14427510 ).
> As most people here probably know, Facebook has two types of pages:
> "profiles" (for people, you "friend" them) and "pages" (for stuff, you
> "like" them). Currently there's nothing that restricts what can be
> linked. I'd argue, though, that a profile is not a social networking
> page for the MB artist, but for the person behind it, and it shouldn't
> be used as one (IIRC, Facebook terms forbid adding profiles for bands,
> labels and so on, although of course people don't always follow
> Nicolás Tamargo de Eguren
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Pages are a (relatively) recent addition, so it is conceivable that
some official artist pages may be profiles.
I do think they should have to be public and not require a Facebook
account for access.
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