Jun 152009
 June 15, 2009  Posted by  Business, Online

As a child, the main point of playing tag was to avoid being tagged.

Many people are learning lately that the same thing applies to Tagged.com, a social networking Web site that has made the experience of being tagged anything but fun.

The site has been around since 2004 and boasts 70 million members to whom it advertises and e-mails.

How the San Francisco company is building membership raises ethical questions.


There’s a snippet of information all in capital letters in the company’s terms of service — something few people actually read on Web sites — that states users consent to receive commercial e-mail messages from Tagged and agree that their personal information and e-mail addresses may be used.

Read more in the Ventura County Star.

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