Friday, July 24, 2009

Facebook Uses Your Pics to Sell Stuff to Your Friends

Most Facebook users don't realize it but their friends may be receiving ads featuring pics ripped directly from Facebook users' profiles. So don't be alarmed if you see your buddy's girlfriend featured in an ad for an online dating website or you are featured as an unsuspecting pitchman for a fast food joint or skin cream. This is just the next wave in targeted, internet marketing and the real and true purpose of all social networking websites.

Users may disable this feature. Of course, it is hard to find the disable function but, that is hardly surprising given Facebook's need to actually make money one of these days.

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