p2pnet view P2P | Advertising:- On the heels of Fa$ebook’s recent — but temporary, rest assured — climb-down from its attempt to shanghai home addresses, etc, comes the news that it plans to suborn users as unpaid advertising copywriters.
Whether they [the users] like it or not.
The Inquirer explains it like this >>>
If you check in to a store or click the “like” button for a product, Facebook will transmit your actions onto your mates’ pages as a “Sponsored Story” paid for by advertisers.
Facebook in its wisdom has decided that no matter how much you might not want it to do this, there is no way for you to opt out of it.
The social notworking operation claims that this lets advertisers promote word-of-mouth recommendations that people already made on the website.
It claims that people do lots of things on Facebook that get lost in a mass of links, photos, status updates and other content users share on what is now the world’s largest social network.
Facebook said that it will keep the same privacy setting that the original posting had. So if you limit your check-ins to a specific group of friends, only those same friends will see the “Sponsored Story” version later.
As we asked in an earlier Fa$ebook story, still happy with your Fa$ebook account?
You have to give it to Marky and his Minions, if they can’t get you one way, they’ll get you in another.
shanghai home addresses – Facebook delays latest data mining scheme, January 18, 2011
Inquirer – Facebook works out how to be more annoying, January 27, 2011
Fa$ebook account – #hackercup2011’s Zuckerberg hack, January 27, 2011
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World War III will be a global information war with no division between civilian & military participation ~ Marshall McLuhan
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