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Social Networking Wants to use our info for marketing purposes!? February 4, 2009

Posted by optimalrisk in Business, IT, Marketing.

According to this article, social networks and companies want to monetize the marketing information we are giving them.  Not only do they want to bombard us with ads, but they want to use the information we are giving them to tailor their marketing schemes in general.

Granted, I feel as perturbed as the next person, but come on people.  I am learning how to program.  It’s just beginner JavaScript, but this stuff is not easy.  I know geeks that give their coding away for free, but that’s usually for street cred or portfolio building.  Now take something that is several times harder than JavaScript.  People are a little naive to think all the games and other applications are free because of the side advertisements.  We are telling them exactly what they want to know about our spending habits.  There are free things that are put out by social misfits, humanitarians, or open source communities, but Facebook is not one of them.



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