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Old 08-23-2007, 11:51 AM
NajdorfDefense NajdorfDefense is offline
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I'm not on there, but still:

'Social-networking Web site Facebook Inc. is quietly working on a new advertising system that would let marketers target users with ads based on the massive amounts of information people reveal on the site about themselves.

Eventually, it hopes to refine the system to allow it to predict what products and services users might be interested in even before they have specifically mentioned an area.

As the industry watches the Palo Alto, Calif., start-up to see if it can translate its popularity into bigger profits, Facebook has made the new ad plan its top priority, say people familiar with the matter. The plan is at an early stage and could change, but the aim is to unveil a basic version of the service late this fall.'
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Old 08-23-2007, 11:53 AM
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whats the problem?
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Old 08-23-2007, 11:54 AM
NajdorfDefense NajdorfDefense is offline
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I don't use it, I don't care. It seems like a good chance this will drive users away and thus a bad idea. JMHO.
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Old 08-23-2007, 11:58 AM
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gmail does the same thing
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:01 PM
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The average Facebook user is braindead and will not care about this.
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:04 PM
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i think this has been their moneymaking plan from the beginning?
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:06 PM
Kneel B4 Zod Kneel B4 Zod is offline
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you already stare at ads all over, this is just a way of better targeting ones for the relevant audience.

imagine if you went to somewebsite.com who has banner ads...think they would rather you see ads about mens clothes, sports, and poker or ads about tampons and PMS?
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:07 PM
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I don't use it, I don't care. It seems like a good chance this will drive users away and thus a bad idea. JMHO.

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While you've mentioned twice you don't use it, you still haven't mentioned what you don't like about this.
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:08 PM
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OP sucks haha.. closet facebook user
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:08 PM
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I don't use it, I don't care. It seems like a good chance this will drive users away and thus a bad idea. JMHO.

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You do realize that if it actually works it will be telling you about stuff you actually interested in. Advertisement for things that actually interest me are fine, its all the other crap that makes ads a nuisance.
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