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February 9, 2012

I felt like a change of pace from the Biblical word-crunching, it seems. Here are two poems, the first from Google’s much talked about newly unified privacy policy, the second from Facebook’s always talked about Data Use Policy.

For whatever reason, I enjoyed both of these quite a lot. Might have to make a series out of this, because apparently, I like to do that.

(Also, I hadn’t looked at jGnoetry since it was pretty fresh & less polished, and it is now considerably more impressive than I recall. Good show, edde!)

Anyway, the poems.

Privacy Policy

Use the general use of this information
whenever you, to inform, do the sharing
with people we might interest in
your tailored content.
We aim to have different ways.

In addition, we
might also adhere to your request.
If your processes, or others, to
our services appear on our practices, we will
provide a cookie or health.
A cookie for the We.

Location information we may get to help solve any
issues we can not subject you to communicate.
Information we may be facing.

When we share information
we use your Google.
We will have any questions contact us.
Cookie or asset
accidental or connected.

You use our services
and you visit a publicly visible Google.

[Source: Google’s new privacy policy, as of March 1, 2012]
[Generator: eGnoetry]

Data Use Policy

You give your account.
If you can control who can
give us this to make something;
that comes directly from the people.

Your profile:
everything from it
is shared with you.

Our check-in:
you use the service we give.

You use Facebook
if you choose to change the
information. Only
you decide what is you.

Out using your information,
we give to you from your computer
in remembrance.

Change is our friend.
Change is your friend too.

[Source: Facebook’s Data Use Policy, as of February 9, 2012]
[Generator: jGnoetry]

6 Comments leave one →
  1. February 9, 2012 10:37 pm

    i love this!

  2. February 9, 2012 10:40 pm

    (forgot to change my name back)

  3. February 10, 2012 2:49 pm

    I love Data Use Policy.

  4. February 11, 2012 8:50 am

    The Facebook one is killer. “Change is our friend. / Change is your friend too.” FTW. I had to look and make sure that wasn’t actually a phrase on the Facebook Data Use Policy.

    Glad you like jGnoetry!

  5. Eric Elshtain permalink
    February 12, 2012 6:32 pm

    “A cookie of the we” is my new mantra.

  6. Matthew permalink
    February 16, 2012 3:48 pm

    Thanks, guys! Like I said, these were a lot of fun to write; something about the casually domineering voice of the sources (with the thoroughly enjoyable silliness of “cookie” tossed in repeatedly) really made for far more interesting results than I anticipated. I’ve done a couple more since, but they’re not quite as good.

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