Seems every month they discover new ways to piss off their user-base, but I honestly believe that 99% of that user-base is unaware of what’s going on.
Yes, it’s long been known: Facebook makes money off of you.
But a report in the Wall Street Journal has raised new privacy concerns, suggesting the social network is going even farther to provide users’ personal information to its advertisers. According to the newspaper report, Facebook is “selling access to its users” by allowing advertisers to target ads based on users’ email addresses and phone numbers.
Worth a look for you non-believers out there.
… although I am referring to “non-believers” that your online presence isn’t noted. It may be an advert, but it’s a good reminder.
(artilcle courtesy of Samantha Felix at Business Insider).
This Is How Facebook Is Tracking Your Internet Activity
And here we go again… FACEBOOKcontinues it’s assault on your privacy.
In testing out the new Abine DNT+ tool, we noticed that Facebook has more than 200 “trackers” watching our internet activity.
Critics call this spying. Advertisers call it targeting. As a user and consumer, what do you call it?
All Facebook users have a @facebook.com email address, whether they use them or not – and now, Facebook has automatically posted those addresses to users’ profiles without prior warning.
A timely article on CNN Money by Julianne Pepitone revealing that the brains-trust of FB have again upset users by making public their “facebook email address”. Didn’t know you had one? Well, you do. You all do. But as one clever comments suggests, if you’re going to get FB Spam emails, you’d prefer them to be delivered to an FB email account that you knew nothing about.
But then if you use your FB email address, then get ready for more of those “amazing viagra” offers, and of course, those once in a life time opportunities to help widows of Nigerian royalty launder their billions of dollars.
Typical FB: mess it up then apologise. In this day and age, an apology is the same as “f**k you from FB”.
(credit to the anonymous photographer)
June 6 (Bloomberg) — Sean Parker, an early investor in Facebook Inc., said he’s bored by the social network. That’s partly why he introduced a new service today that allows users to chat by video and share files with friends and strangers. (Source: Bloomberg)
Sean Parker bored with FB and launching the “next big thing”. Keep searching, Napsterboy….
Yes, it is still early days for the newest addition to NASDAQ, but the signs are not good. Whether it’s fair or not, there’s a lot of financial commentators who have fallen out of love with the “darling of social media”, and the “all American dream” – Facebook.
In my humble opinion (and what do I know, because I’m just the Philthy man on the street), FB is drastically over-valued, with way too many tourists and passengers amongst it’s ranks and has an unproven track record when facing uncertainty. After so many years of user-based growth and now they need to weather the storm of the business community asking the tough questions.
So far, FB are stuttering. We’ll see if they have the gonads to pick up and deliver on their earnings potential.
900 million users? So what, I’m still not impressed.
We had the dot com bubble burst in 2000, and with FB leading the way I predict a social media burst within the next 12 months. You read it here first.
By the way Mark, congratulations on the wedding
The sale will likely generate billions, but hidden just beneath the buzz are signs that not all is well for Silicon Valley’s star. Yes, it’s a humourous picture below, but don’t forget to click the link above to view the article.
Excellent video which tells us why social media is critical to businesses. Worth a look.