With 2012 drawing to a close, Wednesday was year in review time at Facebook, as the social network released its 2012 Year in Review, as well as instructions for its users to create their own year in review posts.
The Dark Knight Rises
While Facebook pages paying tribute to James Holmes — the alleged shooter in the attacks in a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., last week during the premiere showing of The Dark Knight Rises — may violate all standards of common decency, they apparently do not violate Facebook’s terms of service.
Just as users can visit a brand’s Facebook page to tell them how much they love the product or offer ideas, they can also leave negative feedback. Brands — notably Chick-fil-A and the National Rifle Association — recently discovered that social media is a two-way street for good and for bad.
A Littleton, Colo., Facebook user was mistakenly caught up in the rush to gather information on the suspect in the tragic shootings in a theater in nearby Aurora, Colo., during a premiere showing of Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises, as the Facebook user had the misfortunate of sharing the suspect’s name and being located nearby.
Bane, the villain in upcoming Batman feature film The Dark Knight Rises, turned his criminal mind toward the Ecko Unlimited Facebook page, as well as its Twitter account and website, as part of an online marketing initiative tying together the movie and the apparel manufacturer.