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Sunday, 16 September 2012

More and more sponsored content on facebook


I logged into facebook today to see how Myko was getting on yesterday (he was on a UK game show).

Unfortunately, facebook is taken over by useless 'like' messages. All I can see is this guy likes Heinz Beans, this girl like Burberry, someone else likes Coca-Cola, Amazon, Hotels.com...

Is there something wrong with me that I don't care what sh*t you people like? Or something with other people that need to tell everyone when they like something so trivial and unimportant like a brand? it makes me wonder how much people really like beans? A lot more than me?

Or could it be facebook being incredibly desperate to get some kind of advertising revenue that they swamp us with this nonsense? Unfortunately I seem to be unable to opt-out of these 'This c*nt likes that sh*t' messages.

Am I the only person that is bothered by all the adverts that are being communicated out to me? The way that this is done is also incredibly subliminal - first there were few messages here and there, now it's everywhere and meant to be adapted by us all.

I have never been a 'fan' of facebook, but I'm getting increasingly turned off by the whole ordeal.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Websites won't work properly without cookies

Yet the European legislative that has passed a few weeks ago now make it mandatory to advise people how cookies are being used.
It's like stopping every customer that enters your high street store and telling him how the CCTV system works, what they are going to do with your purchase and other information and only then letting them through...

Nevermind, protecting yourself from pesky third party advertising cookies is easy. Check this page to opt out of all sorts of networks that use behavioural and remarketing cookies.

This, btw, also works through cookies!