Is FaceBook a Gossip?

Yesterday Maggie Fox wrote about FaceBook’s walled garden approach to user data.

Today I fianlly catch up on Alice Taylors wonderful blog – Wonderland and find her linking to an animation on FaceBook’s privacy policy – What Happens in the Facebook …

Both Maggie and “What Happens …” raise interesting questions about who owns our information and what can they do with it.

In a sense social sites become one our friends – and few of us choose to hang around with gossips especially ones that systematically gather, parse and repackage what we think is both ours and semi-private.