NPR logo About That Facebook Revolt

Sound Off

About That Facebook Revolt

This guy named Sean Lane went online and bought his wife a big ring for Christmas. Sean was a Facebook user (us, too), and he soon discovered that his purchase was listed on the site for all of his friends to see — including, of course, his wife.

Lane wasn't too happy about that, and neither are the thousands of people who signed a petition telling Facebook to back off on its new marketing plan. Facebook says Beacon won't publish the contents of your cart unless you give the OK. Personally, I wouldn't. But the world does keep on surprising.