What a tangled Web Formspring has woven.. “Formspring.me” service to reveal identities of anonymous users


 

I never liked Formspring for the simple fact that people had it linked to their twitter and facebook and you were forced to see what questions people were asking them and the answers to these questions. (as long as I dont have to see it I am fine)  I never understood why Facebook people had Honesty Box but whatever. Now today its been revealed  that the creators of Formspring have been steeling people information. So Now I can joyfully say DELETE YOUR FORMSPRING and people will actually do it.

The basics

Formspring was created in 2009. You can send a person a question anonymously and have the person answer the question. You can opt to have the question and answer go to your twitter time line or your facebook news feed.

Now the legal matter with Formspring is this right here: “formspring.me reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time without notice, and your continued use of formspring.me constitutes your consent to such changes.” RED FLAG PEOPLE.  Anything that says they can change services or agreement without notice is a problem you need to be aware what your signing up for. (i do have the suspicion that people didn’t read the fine print)  Because of this disclaimer, the automatic revealing of registered users’ names and information on April 1st will be legal.

So all you formspringers may need to delete you account. I know some of you have been writing some raunchy or racy stuff. And the other have been internet gangsters going hard-core in peoples formspring. This will all be reveled. If you stand behind your statments then by all means keep your formspring.

This formspring debacle just shows how are need to know can really come back and bite us in the butt.

p.s. to the people who wrote in their own formspring.. this will really show how much of a loser you are hahaha

READ THE ARTICLE ===>  http://idek.net/1ACT

Happy Flying

~Solo Dove~

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    • David
    • March 12th, 2010

    The article is fake. At best it is a way for someone to get a crap ton of ad revenue. At worst it is itself a phishing attempt.

    – FormSpring’s CEO is not named Mark Baxter.
    – Associated Press does not have the article on file.
    – Email address listed as the “support line” points to a free email provider.
    – Only place the article exists is on someone’s blog, and the link has a fake query string.

  1. Thanks for the information. Phishing is a serious problem.

    • aday
    • March 18th, 2010

    if we don’t have a formspring account and write things, will it be reavled through our facebook accounts?

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