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  • Sue Ann Kern

    I’m intrigued about Facebook Sponsored Stories. I’ve heard the argument that, if you check into a Place or comment on a Page,your Friends will see that (depending on the algorithm). Then all the Sponsored Story is doing is reposting the same post as an ad to your Friends.

    One of my questions is: if you post something an filter who sees it, will Sponsored Stories honor that filter, or will it post it to your entire Friend list?

    Another is, will power users who have thousands of Friends be solicited (and compensated) by companies to post on their Pages to endorse them to their huge Friend list?

    I’m still trying to get my hands around this concept, but my gut feeling is that it violates our privacy and may cause fewer interactions with Pages from many other than those looking for their 15 minutes of fame.

    • http://itwofs.com/beastoftraal/ Karthik Srinivasan

      On the privacy violation part, I’m with you – there are so many grey areas and questions waiting to be answered.

      In principle, it is a good idea for content amplification. If I had even 500+ friends I don’t think I’m going to see all the updates by all of them. A brand can mine and put relevant stuff in front of me using Sponsored Stories. But, how they’re planning to walk the privacy minefield…I don’t know! Curious.

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