On this poster, “Facebook” should really be a fill-in-the blank option. I can think of several other instances where this is true. If you’re not paying for a service online, then you’re what’s being sold to advertisers and marketers, either in the form of ads being served, your data being sold, or both. So, in the case of the Facebook redesign backlash, that was the pig complaining about the barn getting a paint job and a new rope swing.
How "Free" Really Works Online
By Ben Popken September 29, 2011
- brought to you by the letter $ Facebook Is Now Selling Your Web-Browsing Data To Advertisers
- the social crystal ball Facebook Is Not The Great Predictor Of Creditworthiness It Was Hoped To Be
- working 2gether Facebook Partners With Telecom Industry To Build Out Wireless Networks
- customer satisfaction Americans Less Annoyed With Facebook Than Last Year, Still Dislike LinkedIn
- who are you? Even Anonymous Users Can Be Identified With Only Two Pieces Of Data From Social Media Apps