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    Social Networking Facebook to put advertising in news feed

    Shortie861 Dec 21, 2011

    1. Shortie861

      Shortie861 Administrator Staff Member

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      Facebook are apparently planning to start putting advertisements or sponsored stories into the news feed from January 2012.

      What are your thoughts on this? Would you carry on using Facebook when these changes are made?
       
    2. APS

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      Thank goodness for adblock :)
       
    3. JBailey

      JBailey New Chatter

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      I use Facebook less and less everyday. I too also have adblock but to know that they are placing this within your stream is bad.
       
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      Depending on how big these adverts are, if they are something to do with pages I have liked then I don't really see the issue. Facebook have now started Timeline profiles which look an absolute mess. If they start incorporating big adverts into the profiles which distracts me away from what I use it for then to be honest I can't see me using my main account much longer. I would still keep my gaming account though.
       
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      Not overly impressed with it as i hate adverts and never click them, anything to make a little bit of a money though i suppose!
       
    6. Shortie861

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      I agree, saying that though you would have thought they would be making enough money already. I myself don't use Facebook half as much as what I used to, the new timeline profile is OK but not that great I think if they implement this I will probably start to use it less and less even if it is just advertisements for things I have liked I would rather they did the advertising than random ads on my news feed.

      Think Facebook might be starting to get greedy