Facebook is on the fast track...

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Offline 1972vet

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Facebook is on the fast track...
« on: October 05, 2012, 07:41:19 AM »
...to a downward spiral. If This Article doesn't run folks off, then nothing will.

Forget the deceptive practices that Facebook is notorious for, and forget the rampant and varied virus/spyware/trojan/worm issues that are ever present there, now one who wants to connect via Facebook, and use it to promote ANYTHING, will have to dig into their pockets.

These type of social web sites have been a source of entertainment for me over the years, as I'm sure for others as well...but this one it seems to me, is looking for a way out lol...

It's one thing to charge a fee for advertising, to it's corporate affiliations, but charging it's billion users now for posting things that they want to promote to their FRIENDS, well...lol, I see a quick decline down the proverbial "shaft"...and I mean that in more ways than one, if'n ya get my drift.

No longer can family expect to post baby pictures, family reunion pictures...or anything else they want bumped up the news feed...not without cost that is.

Take my advice folks, use Windows Messenger service to connect with your family and friends...for now anyway, it's still free.
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Re: Facebook is on the fast track...
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2012, 10:44:54 PM »
You can still post to your friends' newsfeeds. Unless someone has a gazillion friends and doesn't bother to read all their news, having them pay to be first and foremost is a rather silly idea IMO.

This new feature is only if you want to have your post appear at the top of your friends' newsfeeds. There must be some people in this world who are so bold as to think that their news is more important than anyone else's and demand to be "heard" first.

This is an exaggeration:
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forget the rampant and varied virus/spyware/trojan/worm issues that are ever present there, now one who wants to connect via Facebook, and use it to promote ANYTHING, will have to dig into their pockets.
Facebook has done much better with security lately. I see no "rampant virus/spyware/trojan/worm issues".
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No longer can family expect to post baby pictures, family reunion pictures...or anything else they want bumped up the news feed...not without cost that is.
My family and friends have no problem reading current news. We know how to scroll down a page.
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Re: Facebook is on the fast track...
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2012, 05:13:23 AM »
...This is an exaggeration:
Please remember that Bugbatter has stated her opinion just as I did. It would be more appropriate, had she said "This is an exaggeration, in my opinion.

Facebook has done much better with security lately. I see no "rampant virus/spyware/trojan/worm issues"...
My apologies. The statement I made is probably better understood by those who work logs in the security "help" forums. They would know about the malware issues prevalent there.
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Re: Facebook is on the fast track...
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2012, 07:27:49 AM »
1972vet, thank you for your comments.

Your post above had been interpreted by someone as a summary of an article.  If we separate our opinion from our news summaries that helps to avoid confusion. When members subscribe to this forum to read news coming into their email, they do not see the links to news stories unless exact text of the URL's is used.

A related news story had been posted earlier in the day elsewhere by another member who also contributes to SpywareHammer's Current News Forum, so we were aware of additional details. His post linked to this report: http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2012/10/03/facebook_promoted_posts_pay_7_to_make_sure_friends_see_your_status_update_.html

The staff that works logs often cannot tell exactly where the malware has come from.  When we check Facebook Security and other related pages, we see that things have improved since you deleted your account. Many of SpywareHammer's staff and colleagues post regularly at Facebook and have had no problems.  https://www.facebook.com/security?ref=ts&fref=ts

It will be interesting to see how many Facebookers actually feel that their news is so important that they need to pay for an "in your face" type of newsfeed post. As you mentioned, there are other means of communication available for news that can't wait.

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Re: Facebook is on the fast track...
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2012, 07:50:05 AM »
You're welcome  :t
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