Where in the world is the TiPb Facebook page? [Updated]

Where in the world is the TiPb Facebook page?

We'd like to know that as well. Late last night we were sent a very brief notice by Facebook saying they were removing the TiPb page. Nothing by way of specific explanation, no attempt to address any concerns, nothing. Just whoosh, another page annihilated.

We say "another" because it looks like we're not alone. Ars Technica's page is gone to, as are the pages for several other technology and gadget sites.

Interestingly, Facebook has given ReadWriteWeb an official statement on the matter (we continue to wait for any update on our situation and have not received any sort of statement). "When we do this, we notify the person who shared the content so he or she can take appropriate action, which may include contacting the reporting party or following up with Facebook," a Facebook spokesperson told ReadWriteWeb. The only problem with this is that Facebook didn't tell us which content was allegedly infringing—as you can see from our notice above, Facebook's notification told us that "Ars Technica" was the infringing content. How dare we post our own content to our own Facebook page!

Likewise. We all put a lot of trust into Facebook -- trust in their keeping our personal information safe and our content online. Hopefully they'll get back to us, to Ars, and to everyone else affected as quickly as possible.

In the meantime, please continue to follow us on @TiPb and via RSS, and check out the link below as Ars tracks the ongoing problem.

Update: Facebook has been in touch with us and have now restored our page. Thanks FB and everyone who worked hard on getting this done today.

Update 2: Facebook gave TiPb (and others) the following statements:

Which unfortunately does not address the system that led to this failure, nor provide any assurances content owners will be contacted and given an opportunity to address any concerns before Facebook pulls down pages again. Hopefully a more comprehensive response and revised procedure and policy will follow.

Read Write Web has more on the issues still surrounding this. [Read Write Web]

[Ars Technica]

Rene Ritchie

Editor-in-Chief of iMore, co-host of Iterate, Debug, Review, The TV Show, Vector, ZEN & TECH, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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Oliver Haslam - @theiBlog says:

Both RedmondPie and Neowin pages have been up and down for the last few weeks - we thought we'd upset someone but it's now clear we're not alone.
If only Facebook would give real responses.

SockRolid says:

Just another reason for me to hate Facebook. I visit the site about twice a year.

Oliverf says:

Look up the Neowin saga on their site. You'll likely have to do the same effort to get those bastards to pay attention.
Facebook, as cool as it is, is run by morons.

Nenene says:

You trust Facebook? You trust Zuckerberg, a child, with that much power? You can't trust anyone or anything on the Internet. The Play Station fiasco last week is a good example.

Jamie says:

I felt a ltilte I felt a ltilte nervous when you were removing the iPhone from the Aquapac with your index and middle fingers, right over the tub of water. Would have been tragic if it fell in after your demo.

Bob says:

Um... I clicked to this post from the TIPB.com facebook page... :)

RagedUSMC says:

Maybe im doing something wrong...but no its not showing up on Facebook.

Chris says:

I use facebook to keep in contact with friends and family. Not tech sites. (though I do follow some, its not my mainr eason to use facebook)

tim says:

Something very similar happened to me about a week ago. Facebook decided that the people using my application was spamming other people's feed so they decided to shut down my application. No warning. No chance of undo. I hope you guys did not have a lot of data with them because it is all gone. I eventually setup a new app - so we will see how long until their algorithm decides to shut me down again...
http://blog.indieiphonedev.com/2011/04/13/facebook-crack-down-on-spammy-...

ctt1wbw says:

No soup, err PAGE for you!

Glenn#IM says:

A lot of pages have spam. That should be a face book problem, and not the page owner. You cannot control it all. I would hate to think they took you down because of improper comments/spam.

Glenn#IM says:

Just wondering, did they give a good reason? Glad your back.

Kenji says:

Wow, glad you're back up and running but that's really frustrating. I have a love/hate relationship with FB as well. Welcome back, TiPb!

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