Facebook has been in the news quite a bit lately (stay tuned for our upcoming story on the woman who was arrested for poking someone on Facebook!), and there is increasing awareness over just how intrusive and invading of their users’ privacy many of their money-making practices are.
Just last month we wrote about how Facebook is now data mining your inbox, and of course Facebook’s use of your “who you friend” and who you’re a fan of information in Facebook advertising has been known for quite a while.
Now we’ve captured it in our own Facebook account, for you to see exactly what this looks like.
Best Buy and Facebook would like us to know that one of our Facebook friends, Matthew Paradiso, is a fan of Best Buy on Facebook:
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Does this compel us to become a fan of Best Buy, or to go there? Not at all – in fact, quite the opposite – it makes us annoyed at both Best Buy and Facebook.
We’re curious how Matthew feels about this use of his name and personal information (such as that he signed up as a fan on Best Buy’s Facebook page), and so we asked him.
Assuming that he answers publicly, we’ll let you know what he says.
In the meantime, remember that you can opt out of Facebook using you this way:
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