Google And Facebook Totally Pwn You

Come to think of it, Google and Facebook also totally pawn you.

From the New York Times:

12google-inline-popupGoogle to Sell Users’ Endorsements

SAN FRANCISCO — Those long-forgotten posts on social networks, from the pasta someone photographed to the rant about her dentist, are forgotten no more. Social networks want to make them easier to find, and in some cases, to show them in ads.

Google on Friday announced that it would soon be able to show users’ names, photos, ratings and comments in ads across the Web, endorsing marketers’ products. Facebook already runs similar endorsement ads. But on Thursday it, too, took a step to show personal information more broadly by changing its search settings to make it harder for users to hide from other people trying to find them on the social network.

As always, the digitaliths say it’s all about making things better for you . . .

Read the rest at Sneak Adtack.

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4 Responses to Google And Facebook Totally Pwn You

  1. Bad idea to use any products I’ve mentioned in social media in an ad. Really bad idea.

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