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Joie de vivre… (NSFW)

“Joie de vivre” is a (probably) NSFW photography that was source of one of the first controversies relating to Facebook community guidelines/standards on art and nudity…

Jim Harris asked a question at the time : Whose community? Whose standards?

The Sexy Photo Facebook Doesn’t Want You to See
Yesterday I posted a sublime, cheeky photo on Facebook. The reaction from my friends was swift: everyone loved it! So you can imagine my surprise when I logged onto Facebook this morning and found the picture had been removed due to its violating community standards.

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This fun photo, described as “Joie de vivre”, shot in Le Louvre in Paris, in front of the famous Henri Regnault’s “Three Graces” painting was posted on Facebook by Jim Harris. The next day it had been removed due to violations of FB community standards, probably driven by complaints, although the reactions from people were overwhelmingly positive.

Joie de vivre

I decided to test the reactions on Google+, as probably there were potentially less kids than over @ FB, and asked:

If you feel this is worth sharing, as I do, please send to your circles.

At the time I tagged a few people for their valuable thoughts on this: Rodney Pike / Guy Kawasaki / Guy Birenbaum / Chris Brogan / Hugh MacLeod / JD Andrews / Ben Kunz / Denis Labelle / Nina Paley / Franke James / Trey Ratcliff

You can read many comments below, and the post stayed as is in my Timeline, till G+ closed…

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