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
- what a relief Facebook Adds Offline News Feed To Mobile App So You’ll Never Miss Another Baby Photo, Gym Status Again
- platform dive Mark Zuckerberg Says Facebook Is “Not A Media Company,” But He May Be Mistaken
- just double-checking Coming Soon: Facebook Will Ask If You’re Really, Really Sure You Want To Upload That Photo From Last Night
- the social crystal ball Facebook Is Not The Great Predictor Of Creditworthiness It Was Hoped To Be
- nothing to worry about Facebook Will Now Alert You If You’re The Victim Of A Government-Sponsored Cyber Attack