January 28, 2013

Facebook's All About Buying Stuff

Michael Wolff, USA Today

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Facebook's disappointing results in the display advertising business have now led to its efforts to become a search engine, called Graph Search. Among social-media types, real-time search — a dive into any aspect of the occurring moment — has been something of a grail: a kind of responsive collective consciousness, a way to ever monitor the mood of the body politic.

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TAGGED: Social Networking, Facebok


October 13, 2013
You're Not Just a Product, You're an Ad
Josh Constine, TC
For some people, the gut reaction to the practice of social advertising is a combination of disgust, paranoia, and anger. Being used to shill products make people feel…used. They demand privacy and control. Meanwhile, some... more ››