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  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    October 23, 2012 at 11:38 am
    Link: Facebook And You - Words of wisdom.
  2. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18502 posts
    October 23, 2012 at 11:54 am
    Never though of it this way.
  3. Profile photo of HolyGod
    HolyGod Male 30-39
    6205 posts
    October 23, 2012 at 12:10 pm
    Absolutely. Facebook knows everything you give it and then they sell it to advertisers so that advertisers can more specifically target you to sell you s.hit.
  4. Profile photo of zombunny
    zombunny Female 18-29
    2525 posts
    October 23, 2012 at 12:20 pm
    And now they want you to pay to promote your own personal posts.
  5. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    October 23, 2012 at 12:22 pm
    Yup, that about sums it up. You won`t find me on there.
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    skytz1337 Male 18-29
    687 posts
    October 23, 2012 at 12:32 pm
    doesn`t that apply to this site too?oO
  7. Profile photo of TheGuySmiley
    TheGuySmiley Male 18-29
    1243 posts
    October 23, 2012 at 12:49 pm
    So, they want my personal information so they can tailor ads for my preference? I wonder how that`s working for them, because i haven`t seen an ad since i installed adblock plus (which everyone should use). It`s nice to experience the internet as it is now but as it was back in the early 90`s, free of ads. I feel sorry for people when i go to their house and play a youtube video and this ad starts playing, or go to a regular site and i`m bombarded with ads. I look forward to the day when everyone uses adblock plus
  8. Profile photo of HolyGod
    HolyGod Male 30-39
    6205 posts
    October 23, 2012 at 12:52 pm
    skytz1337

    "doesn`t that apply to this site too?oO"

    Not really. This site attracts people with content and that content is surrounded by advertisements the same as watching network television.

    Facebook collects your information and sells it. It is FAR more targeted.
  9. Profile photo of HolyGod
    HolyGod Male 30-39
    6205 posts
    October 23, 2012 at 12:54 pm
    TheGuySmiley

    "I look forward to the day when everyone uses adblock plus"

    Sure. No ads. No revenue. You think sites like this are going to keep operating simply as a public service? If there literally were no ads sites like this would change to a pay model. Seems like a horrible thing to look forward to.
  10. Profile photo of zombunny
    zombunny Female 18-29
    2525 posts
    October 23, 2012 at 1:26 pm
    "doesn`t that apply to this site too?oO"

    I`m looking at an ad right now that says Jesus Christ is Lord, so I`m going to guess no. Unless they`re trying to tell me something.
  11. Profile photo of TheGuySmiley
    TheGuySmiley Male 18-29
    1243 posts
    October 23, 2012 at 1:39 pm
    HolyGod: plenty of web sites can be run for free. I`m sure when the time comes, web site owners will figure out what to do. Sure a lot of the big players will drop out or go to a pay model, but where one falls another will rise, where one charges, a freedom fighter will rise. Because the reality is very few people are going to pay to visit a web site, and very few people like ads
  12. Profile photo of patchgrabber
    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    October 23, 2012 at 1:45 pm
    So, they want my personal information so they can tailor ads for my preference?
    Actually they collect personal info and sell it to third party marketing companies.

    But it`s very hard to escape this. Apple does the same thing with iPhones and Siri. All that data is sent to Apple servers which they in turn sell.
  13. Profile photo of uunxx
    uunxx Male 30-39
    120 posts
    October 23, 2012 at 2:07 pm
    TheGuySmiley: paradoxically without ads there would be mostly ads left on the internet, that means commercial websites that try to sell a product. Other than that there would be a few hobbyist websites and the rest would be gone. Running of any service costs money and running of big service costs lots of money, there is nothing for free.
  14. Profile photo of bataleon27
    bataleon27 Male 18-29
    1178 posts
    October 23, 2012 at 2:15 pm
    patchgrabber - actually that isn`t true. They don`t sell your data to third party marketing companies. They only allow companies to target Facebook advertisements based on users data. However, they aren`t able to see who they are advertising to, or take that data away from Facebook.

    So in essence, yes you get Facebook for free so that people can target advertisements to you. It really isn`t that bad...
  15. Profile photo of TheGuySmiley
    TheGuySmiley Male 18-29
    1243 posts
    October 23, 2012 at 2:38 pm
    uunxx: In the early 90s there were NO ads at all, and web sites thrived. I still remember seeing the first rectangle picture that people said was a `banner ad`, it was a depressing day. If everyone uses adblock plus and no ad companies are getting any revenue, they`ll get the message (get lost!). People will still offer something on the internet, that`s what the internet is based on, the sharing of information. Ads have no part in that. Ads main driving force is business/sales/greed, such as `hey, i`m going to take advantage of this sharing of information to make a profit off of it`. *BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ* wrong idea bub. The business era was in the past, this is the information age.
  16. Profile photo of HolyGod
    HolyGod Male 30-39
    6205 posts
    October 23, 2012 at 7:23 pm
    TheGuySmiley

    "The business era was in the past, this is the information age."

    I know you believe in god, so I don`t actually expect you to be rational about anything. However you are completely out of your depth and out of your mind.

    "People will still offer something on the internet, that`s what the internet is based on, the sharing of information."

    No. No it isn`t. It is about making money. The internet is a full time job. Most sites you visit, including this one, have full time staffs running them. You think those people are going to just altrusistically run them for nothing if ad revenue goes away?

    You think the internet is about sharing information because you are looking at the user on reddit or youtube or facebook readily sharing for free. What you don`t take into account is that it takes hundreds, if not thousands of people to run those sites and without ad revenue those sites don`t exist.
  17. Profile photo of HolyGod
    HolyGod Male 30-39
    6205 posts
    October 23, 2012 at 7:30 pm
    TheGuySMiley

    Give me one site you frequent that has no advertising.
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    bluebelle77 Female 18-29
    16 posts
    October 23, 2012 at 7:59 pm
    @holygod
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  19. Profile photo of HolyGod
    HolyGod Male 30-39
    6205 posts
    October 23, 2012 at 8:15 pm
    bluebelle77

    1. You really "frequent" that site?

    2. Try again. There is a banner ad at the bottom selling a book for $19.

    3. Let me clarify, I`m not talking about 1 page blogs like this. I`m talking about major sites.
  20. Profile photo of dreddfan
    dreddfan Male 30-39
    42 posts
    October 23, 2012 at 9:43 pm
    @HolyGod

    All of them. I use adblock :-)
  21. Profile photo of VirtualParty
    VirtualParty Male 18-29
    787 posts
    October 23, 2012 at 10:18 pm
    If there were a PM system I`d tell holy god he is the only rational person on the site and I`d spam everyone else with gay porn.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13606 posts
    October 24, 2012 at 1:38 am
    Never go near the damn thing
  23. Profile photo of Swaywithme
    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    October 24, 2012 at 3:05 am
    I have no stake in the actual discussion but..

    HolyGod, Tumblr! The actual site itself has no discernible advertising, at least none placed by Tumblr itself. The only advertising I`ve ever seen is posted by individual bloggers themselves, not the site 8]

    (and before you say it, the one thing that says `advertising` on the right of the homepage is a tag, it actually goes to a blog dedicated to advertising lol)
  24. Profile photo of 8BitHero
    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    October 24, 2012 at 5:32 am
    I don`t use it so....
  25. Profile photo of TheGuySmiley
    TheGuySmiley Male 18-29
    1243 posts
    October 24, 2012 at 1:29 pm
    HolyGod: IDK why you can`t escape your bias, it kind of baffles me. But yeah, look how wonderful the world is with the inane love for money.

    BTW i`m with dreddfan; no websites i visit have ads because i use adblock, and i haven`t bothered to disable it to see. yes, adblock plus makes the internet that much better!!
  26. Profile photo of TheGuySmiley
    TheGuySmiley Male 18-29
    1243 posts
    October 24, 2012 at 1:31 pm
    HolyGod: again, i`ll restate: plenty of web sites can be run for free. I`m sure when the time comes, web site owners will figure out what to do. Sure a lot of the big players will drop out or go to a pay model, but where one falls another will rise, where one charges another will provide information for free
  27. Profile photo of HolyGod
    HolyGod Male 30-39
    6205 posts
    October 24, 2012 at 1:44 pm
    TheGuySmiley

    "IDK why you can`t escape your bias"

    It isn`t a bias. I do this s.hit for a living. I know how the internet works. Obviously you don`t.

    It is fine if adblock works for you. It works for lots of people. However if everyone used it the advertisers would leave and free sites would shut down and all would go to a pay model. The only sites that would be left would be ecommerce and little blogs.
  28. Profile photo of TheGuySmiley
    TheGuySmiley Male 18-29
    1243 posts
    October 24, 2012 at 2:34 pm
    HolyGod: i was talking about your bias against those who trust in God.

    But so you, and millions others, know how the internet works. But you`ll have a hard time selling your fear story to someone who`se witnessed the internet in it`s pre-ad-clogged form. yes, it grew and grew because people shared information. Get rid of the ads, and it will continue to grow. Sure some people will pout because they can`t make money like they used to, but that means they were just in it for the money, and that`s their problem for making that flawed choice.
  29. Profile photo of TheGuySmiley
    TheGuySmiley Male 18-29
    1243 posts
    October 24, 2012 at 2:40 pm
    holyGod: i`m all for the pull method, meaning if i want to see an ad, i`ll go to look for it, but the push method, where it`s everywhere you look, is far too annoying. Why not write up a blog, to see what annoys people the most on the internet. I would not be surprised if `ads` is the top or near the top of the list (perhaps under the negativity of people, hate, etc)
  30. Profile photo of HolyGod
    HolyGod Male 30-39
    6205 posts
    October 24, 2012 at 2:54 pm
    GuySmiley

    "Get rid of the ads, and it will continue to grow."

    Hahahaha. K. Ask Fancy how long IAB would stay running if all the advertisers went away.

    "that means they were just in it for the money, and that`s their problem for making that flawed choice."

    It is THEIR JOB. Running websites are THOUSANDS of people`s full time jobs. Would you continue to do your job if you stopped getting paid?

  31. Profile photo of TheGuySmiley
    TheGuySmiley Male 18-29
    1243 posts
    October 24, 2012 at 2:59 pm
    HolyGod: so does that mean you`re not going to put up a blog to ask what people think is the most annoying thing on the internet?
  32. Profile photo of HolyGod
    HolyGod Male 30-39
    6205 posts
    October 24, 2012 at 3:05 pm
    TheGuySmiley

    "HolyGod: so does that mean you`re not going to put up a blog to ask what people think is the most annoying thing on the internet?"

    Don`t need to. I don`t dispute that the answer is ads. Just like the most annoying thing about TV is ads. Just like the most annoying thing about newspapers is ads. Just like the most annoying thing about radio is ads. Just like the most annoying thing about magazines is ads.

    I have DVR and OnDemand, so I rarely see a TV ad. However most people still see the ads. If everyone used DVR and skipped the ads then advertisers would stop advertising. If advertisers stopped paying stations they couldn`t pay networks who in turn couldn`t pay show developers who then couldn`t pay actors, writers, stylists, reporters, etc. Free TV would disappear. If you wanted to watch CBS or NBC you`d have to pay for it like it was HBO.

    The Internet as we know it would not exist without ads, even if they annoy you.
  33. Profile photo of HolyGod
    HolyGod Male 30-39
    6205 posts
    October 24, 2012 at 3:06 pm
    TheGuySmiley

    We can debate religion. You think God exists. I don`t. However I don`t KNOW he doesn`t. I don`t KNOW you are wrong.

    I KNOW you are wrong about this. It isn`t up for debate.
  34. Profile photo of TheGuySmiley
    TheGuySmiley Male 18-29
    1243 posts
    October 24, 2012 at 4:36 pm
    HolyGod: so if ads are everywhere and nobody likes them, and people get a chance to remove them, they will jump at it and remove them. ads, as they are today, dont have a good future. no doubt the internet will change when everyone is blocking ads.. but you say it will be worse.. and i think it will be better. imho its stupid to watch ads being forced on you, and act like its their right to do so to you, when you dont like them.. especially when there are simple ways to prevent them from ever reaching your eyes
  35. Profile photo of TheGuySmiley
    TheGuySmiley Male 18-29
    1243 posts
    October 24, 2012 at 4:42 pm
    hg: its a good thing because it will be less about that aincient business era full of scammers money lovers, rip off artists, and more about the current era.. the sharing of ideas

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