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Facebook ettiquette: who owns groups anyway?

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I got this email earlier this morning notifying me that the flickr group I belonged to on Facebook had changed its name and become a group for a site that hosted flash games.

Changing  groups

In essence the group was hijacked.

Changing  groups


This got me thinking about some questions:

  • What value is this group which is made up fo people with very different to flash games going to have to the flash game company?
  • Why did the change happen?
  • Do admins really ‘own’ a group?

I’ve terminated my group membership and moved on to this group, I imagine that others will follow.