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(The Atlantic Wire)   Facebook settles a lawsuit for $20 million over its program where it allowed advertisers to use your name or face in their ads without your permission if you had "liked" their product. That works out to about $0.02 per affected user   (theatlanticwire.com) divider line 20
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2013-08-27 03:08:20 PM
On the upside, that works out to about $2.5 million per affected lawyer
 
2013-08-27 03:12:39 PM
Well in that case I'll go ahead and use Mark Zuckerberg's face to promote my new clothing company that specializes in tight gray t-shirts and black hoodies. His check for $0.02 is in the mail!
 
2013-08-27 03:17:29 PM
Never liked a single commercial product on Farcebook.
 
2013-08-27 03:21:02 PM
I'll assume that's how much money they made off the deal plus extra for punitive damages.
 
2013-08-27 03:24:29 PM
That's why I never like anything on facebook (or the new "I watched/listened/saw ___"), I block all their scripts and their ads.
 
2013-08-27 03:25:18 PM

dittybopper: Never liked a single commercial product on Farcebook.


I can't figure out why anyone would "like" a product or business.  Maybe a museum though not likely.
OK, if a friend or family member was involved I might.
 
2013-08-27 03:26:43 PM
Reminds me of the 'likable' ads in the phone app that would sneak in between two normal posts from friends. Those ads were over a screen in length and prone to clicking when I tried to scroll past them. That's when I got rid of the phone app. Well, the first time. Had to delete it again when the browser version re-installed the app and wouldn't let me delete it in the normal way. That was when I deleted my profile entirely.

/CSB
//Zuck farkerberg
 
2013-08-27 03:32:52 PM

Odd Bird: dittybopper: Never liked a single commercial product on Farcebook.

I can't figure out why anyone would "like" a product or business.  Maybe a museum though not likely.
OK, if a friend or family member was involved I might.


This.

I mean, it's bad enough that we're being used*, so why make it that much easier for them?  I've liked things like Morse Code, and of course posts by my friends, but never something you could buy.

*If something is free, you're the product, not the customer.
 
2013-08-27 03:38:08 PM
If you're receiving a free service, you're not the customer, you're the product.

How many times must it be said? Seriously, it's as if no one's learned a damned thing since 1997.
 
2013-08-27 03:48:55 PM
Lucky for me, I hate everything.
 
2013-08-27 04:08:05 PM

FormlessOne: If you're receiving a free service, you're not the customer, you're the product.
How many times must it be said? Seriously, it's as if no one's learned a damned thing since 1997.


If you're paying for the service, you're paying for the service AND you're the product also.
 
2013-08-27 04:32:17 PM
taxandspend:
I love the ones that try to pull the switcheroo on you. Like the ads that say "Do You Like Futurama? Click here to be kept up to date on the latest" when in actuality you're liking a cable company (in this case Cox Communications).

Damn, hadn't heard about that.
Is there a way to review your Likes?  Just in case I've inadvertently feminine napkins or ball gags.
(ok, that second one could be legit, but I'll unlike them if I don't get a coupon from the company)
 
2013-08-27 04:39:08 PM
Where's my check?

www.savingadvice.com
 
2013-08-27 04:45:53 PM

Odd Bird: taxandspend:
I love the ones that try to pull the switcheroo on you. Like the ads that say "Do You Like Futurama? Click here to be kept up to date on the latest" when in actuality you're liking a cable company (in this case Cox Communications).

Damn, hadn't heard about that.
Is there a way to review your Likes?  Just in case I've inadvertently feminine napkins or ball gags.
(ok, that second one could be legit, but I'll unlike them if I don't get a coupon from the company)


I inadvertently a whole ball gag.  Is this dangerous?
 
2013-08-27 05:03:22 PM
Ive been trying to explain to these assholes that Facebook is full of "like" miners. and that "liking" political things is not meant to change political thought but to reinforce it amoungst it's practitioners. And, if you come rushing into the comments to correct them, all you are doing is reinforcing the notion that the opposing opinion is insane andcombative.
in short, these are profesional internet trolls.
 
2013-08-27 07:11:23 PM

Odd Bird: dittybopper: Never liked a single commercial product on Farcebook.

I can't figure out why anyone would "like" a product or business.  Maybe a museum though not likely.
OK, if a friend or family member was involved I might.



I think most are trying to win free stuff.
 
2013-08-28 07:53:17 AM

Cerebral Knievel: Ive been trying to explain to these assholes that Facebook is full of "like" miners. and that "liking" political things is not meant to change political thought but to reinforce it amoungst it's practitioners. And, if you come rushing into the comments to correct them, all you are doing is reinforcing the notion that the opposing opinion is insane andcombative.
in short, these are profesional internet trolls.


So it's just like the "Politics" tab here on Fark?
 
2013-08-28 11:02:53 AM
A sponsored ad showed up on my Facebook claiming a friend, happily married for decades, was using Zoosk, an online dating site. Would have been awkward if the same ad had shown up for his wife or daughter on Facebook.
 
2013-08-28 01:49:29 PM

jtown: Where's my check?

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They woulda saved 5 dollars worth of ink if they just put a penny in an envelope and mailed that to you.
 
2013-08-28 04:44:16 PM

Odd Bird: dittybopper: Never liked a single commercial product on Farcebook.

I can't figure out why anyone would "like" a product or business.  Maybe a museum though not likely.
OK, if a friend or family member was involved I might.


Ok, during my first few forays on FB, it seemed that "liking" a new product that I enjoyed was a good way to share with my friends. But, after I clicked a few, my wall was full of their crap, so that practice was aborted.

If I were a brighter man, I might've figured that out beforehand.
 
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