FB Commercials

Finally I turned on a TV – the three enormous flat-screens in our suite at the resort have been very underutilized – and discovered that Facebook is now running commercials on every channel promising to be good from now on.

I don’t know why they bother. It’s not like people will abandon them for any reason other than a more attractive social network rising to squeeze them out.

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7 thoughts on “FB Commercials”

  1. It seems like all companies are on a PR apology tour these days. My TV is inundated with similar ads from Well Fargo and Uber.

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      1. “What’s Uber apologizing for?”
        I was thinking taxi-driver suicides (about one a month in NYC now apparently) but I think it’s more about a driver beating up a passenger and/or a driver sexually harassing a passenger…

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      2. Umm, everything? The adverts are vague as hell but Uber has been in the news for – abuse of employees by senior management, data privacy issues, abuse of drivers by Uber, abuse of passengers by the Uber drivers. The list is endless.

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  2. FB has been very bad for me lately.
    They inundated everything with advertisement and ridiculous news and were not showing almost any posts from my friends. Once I hid/killed each advertisement, one by one, FB refused to show me anything for a while. Blank page. Sometimes not blank, but suggesting that I should make some FB friends.
    Selecting “most recent” as preference resulted in FB passive-aggressively showing posts that were at least 5 days old.
    Finally, I just wrote a post, addressed to “Dear Facebook”, briefly describing all the above symptoms and threatening that if this shit continues, I will unsubscribe. This actually worked. My FB is free, for the second day by now, of anything I did not explicitly subscribe for.
    I am not joking.

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    1. Wow, good for you. That sounds like a great strategy.

      I did have a vague feeling that it’s gotten much worse and isn’t showing anything interesting any more, so I just stopped going.

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