Facebook is, at the present time, completely free to use. Anyone can sign up for the social network, create a profile, and connect with other people. The social network does make money though, mainly from the adverts on Facebook. I spend so much time on the Web I don’t notice adverts any more, but some people bitterly resent their presence.
The new Google ads are called “Shared Endorsements” and show just how private your online information really is. Hint: it isn’t. Are you ready for your face to appear in ads?
We’ve had Web 1.0 and 2.0. Now we’re into the era of the Smartphone Web, the time when every man and his dog has a smartphone in their pocket, playing Angry Birds on the bus, and doing price comparison shopping in the middle of a store. My wife and I are extremely guilty of that. We’ve been thrown out of many shops because we’ve stood there with our phones and compared prices with online stores to see who is cheaper.
Are you seeing irrelevant ads from Facebook? Here’s why Facebook is showing you these ads and what you can do to influence them.