November 18, 2013
Facebook for many appears as a fun tool to engage in community building conversations yet, the power of the system contains big data on its users. Facebook global connectivity has the power to intersect users, consumerism and economics in a nice bow. Covering technology as a sustainable application means identifying the nexus between tech, economy and content. The release as “Friday Shame: Facebook reminds you that your posts are also its ads” is not a surprise and if so, do you really understand this social platform.
Open source applications converging many users are attached to advertising. The more users and eyeballs on the screen allow for clicks to ads. Clicks equal revenue. Not new thinking but an opportunity for revenues yet, the ad war has been a challenge for many big techs to turn and churn the dollar.
The release that “Here’s something that Facebook wants to make absolutely clear: Your Facebook activity is also a big part of Facebook’s advertising activity. On Friday – when else? — Facebook updated its site governance blog to confirm the new privacy policies it introduced back in August. Specifically, the company reminded users that anything they do on Facebook — liking a business, checking in — can be use to advertise to other Facebook users,” reports VentureBeat.
“Ads work the same way and just as with all of the content on Facebook, we show you which of your friends have interacted with something to make it more relevant to you,” Facebook chief privacy officer Erin Egan write in a post posted at 12:05 PM ET on Friday.”
“Previously, the company said that, by letting their kids use Facebook, parents were implicitly agreeing to letting Facebook use their kids’ activity in advertisements. It’s telling that Facebook’s initial updates post, which was posted on a Thursday, resulted in over 27,000 comments, while the one posted yesterday got just 73.”
It is important to keep due diligence on the updates and new governance that continually roll out. The governance are not to be overlooked and play a vital role in how users are to engage.
Related articles on Facebook
- How to Share a Facebook Photo or Video with a non-Facebook User (jacobcurtis.co)
- Facebook’s Price Hike (and How to Opt Out) (torgo.com)
- Facebook Confirms It: You’re A Vessel For Ads (huffingtonpost.com)