By permission based web, I mean companies asking you if you have permission to share another person’s contact information. Going back to my post about “Who’s giving out your digits“, today I saw my first real example from Reuters (I’m sure there are others) of a company asking you to verify that you have permission to use that contact’s information in that way. I went to email an article to a coworker and at the bottom of the pop up window next to the ‘send’ button it read “I confirm that I have the recipient’s consent to provide their email address for this purpose.” I don’t see how you would ever confirm this, it’s more of an honour system, but at least it makes me stop and think about it.
The first of the permission based web…Posted: February 26, 2009 in other
Tags: contact information, permission, privacy, reuters, web
Have you seen any good examples of this recently? Add them in the comments, or send me a screenshot with “permission example” in the subject line (with details on where it’s from, etc.) to email@example.com and I’ll be sure to add them to this post.