17 January 2012

Ads Coming to your Facebook News

Who likes Ads in Facebook? especially if you are going to see it in your news feed starting on January 2012  -_-" 

but according to Facebook: Ads help keep Facebook free
From the beginning, the people who built Facebook wanted it to be free for everyone. It now costs over a billion dollars a year to run Facebook, and delivering ads is how Facebook pays for this.

The advertisement ads will look like other post in your news and it's called sponsored stories. 

this is the difference between Facebook ads and Facebook Sponsored Stories

Your name or profile picture might appear alongside certain types of ads and sponsored stories:
1. Facebook Ads
A business creates an ad to promote its message. If you've liked that business's page, the story about you liking the page (including your name or profile photo) may be paired with the ad your friends see.

2. Sponsored Stories
A business pays Facebook to feature existing posts and activity that mention the business. Sponsored stories don't include additional messaging from the sponsor. Like Facebook Ads, they're only visible to friends you've already shared this information with.

Can I opt out of being featured in Sponsored Stories?

You can’t opt out of being featured in Sponsored Stories, but you can visit your activity log to make sure that only the people you want to share with can see your activity. If you’re aren’t using timeline yet, learn how to remove posts from your profile. 

Sponsored Stories respect your privacy settings. This means only the people you’re already sharing your activity with on Facebook can see Sponsored Stories about you.

is it the time now to move to Google+?

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