Golly gee, what a surprise! Could anyone have predicted that Facebook got caught in a major lie?
Well, newly released internal documents, discovered in a legal case, show the back when FB was touting their new interest in consumer privacy, that was all a smoke screen for what was really a push to eliminate competition.
Check the details in the Bloomberg article on MSN:
from that article:
"The company’s “Switcharoo Plan,” a nickname bestowed by a Facebook employee in an email, was revealed in thousands of pages of sealed court records described Wednesday in a report by Reuters and posted online by NBC News. The documents portray company executives plotting how to convince the public they were serious about improving privacy protections even while their real goal was to snuff out competition."
And yet the general public remains so locked in to FB that small and medium businesses are convinced the must use FB for marketing, and even believe they need to us only FB for their online efforts.
Dancing pigs, we are surrounded by dancing pigs.
dancing pigs with lipsticks are pretty, though...
And the marketers justify it all based on network externalities! The end of potentially reaching an audience justifies the means, even if FB fail to act within the law.