Facebook removes hundreds of SL FB accounts

There was mention around 6am SLT this morning on Plurk then quickly followed later on Twitter of reports saying that Facebook have been cancelling SL Facebook accounts. I saw a sudden drop in my friend count and I think many others noticed that too. Just be aware that Facebook have in the past removed many avs and will probably continue to do so.

Check out the Terms of service on Facebook. 

Registration and Account Security

Facebook users provide their real names and information, and we need your help to keep it that way. Here are some commitments you make to us relating to registering and maintaining the security of your account:

  1. You will not provide any false personal information on Facebook, or create an account for anyone other than yourself without permission.
  2. You will not create more than one personal profile.
  3. If we disable your account, you will not create another one without our permission.
  4. You will not use your personal profile for your own commercial gain (such as selling your status update to an advertiser).
  5. You will not use Facebook if you are under 13.
  6. You will not use Facebook if you are a convicted sex offender.
  7. You will keep your contact information accurate and up-to-date.
  8. You will not share your password, (or in the case of developers, your secret key), let anyone else access your account, or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your account.
  9. You will not transfer your account (including any page or application you administer) to anyone without first getting our written permission.
  10. If you select a username for your account we reserve the right to remove or reclaim it if we believe appropriate (such as when a trademark owner complains about a username that does not closely relate to a user’s actual name).

On Twitter there were mentions…

  • a lot of sl avatar named acounts are beiing deleted from facebook today.. hence the warnings and tweets today. is why
  • Has anyone informed you yet that it looks as if Facebook is in process of removing all sl avatars?
  • yep, it’s all happening this morning, hundreds of accounts being deleted with av names #facebook
  • Blimey all the years of making a name for yourself as an artist/ musician and in one click, its ALL gone! #facebook#secondlife
  • yes, a lot of my Fb ( SL) friends/fans have gone dramatically this morning too
  • Yep mine was one of them
  • Facebook: There are real people with real money behind Second Life Avatars so do you think it a good idea to delete them?
  • Has anyone told Linden Labs that Facebook is currently kicking off Second Life Avatars off Facebook?
  • They disabled mine this morn. and how do they have the right to ask me for govt id?
On Plurk there were mentions…
  • Facebook is deleting sl accounts
  • Facebook has deleted my 2 SL accounts
  • Facebook disabled my account and now I can’t access my Facebook page
SL bloggers mentions so far today..
There are probably mentions else where but there was a big surge of deleted SL FB accounts this morning. Did anyone else notice this ?

1 month left until the gates open at SL8B

Just one month remains until the gates open to the public at SL8B. Courtney Linden published another SL8B post yesterday about applying for the birthday event. The deadline for applications ends today and here are the SL8B important dates. Join the Second Life Birthday group inworld for the latest news. During early June SL8B builds will be created and  final preparations will take place.

  • May 5—Applications for builders, exhibitors, performers, and volunteer greeters open.
  • May 20—Exhibitor, performer, and volunteer greeter applications deadline.
  • May 31—Accepted exhibitors are notified.
  • June 1—Accepted exhibitors can begin work on their parcels at the SL8B site.
  • June 5—Last day for exhibitors to to begin building.
  • June 15—Deadline for all exhibitor builds.
  • June 16-17—Tech rehearsal.
  • June 18—Press preview.
  • June 20—10:00 a.m. SLT: Gates open to the public!
  • June 23—The Birthday! Special ceremonies included!
  • June 26—Last day of entertainment.
  • July 2—Gates close at 11:59 p.m. SL
Can’t wait.