Facebook Kicks 20,000 Potential Fans Off Every Day

image from www.designlessbetter.com If kids 13 and under are a part of your fanbase then putting your efforts into Facebook to find them isn't going to net the desired results. Mozelle Thompson, the site's chief privacy adviser, told Australia's Federal Parliament this week that "Facebook removes 20,000 people a day, people who are underage." But where do 10-13 year olds find new music?

MySpace and YouTube are the pre-teen music sites of choice in large part because they are a lot easier to get around without having to register and sign in. To ignore either site is to ignore younger fans.  

Here's Facebook's age policy:

"If you are under age 13, please do not attempt to register for Facebook or provide any personal information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible...."


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