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Facebook and those adverts.

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Facebook and those adverts.

It seems my facebook Adblock Plus has been neutered as I'm now getting swamped by adverts. 

Any suggestions guys.... apart from 'don't expect to get something for nothing' Wink 

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Re: Facebook and those adverts.

Never had a single problem with ads on facebook or twitter, that's because I never use them.

 

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Re: Facebook and those adverts.

Big advert at the top of this page though! 

Just saying Cool smiley

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Re: Facebook and those adverts.

I saw something the other day that Facebook had announced they had found a way to defeat adblock and that adblock users would start seeing adverts again, at least on Facebook.

 

About 2 days after this, I saw someone had mentioned that Adblock had released an update that blocks them again with their new workaround, so it didn't last long.

 

If you haven't updated recently, might be worth checking if there are any updates for your Adblocker Thumbs Up

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Re: Facebook and those adverts.

@HarryB - This is correct but that too has been neutralised by FB as I understand it there is for the time being no way round it. So glad I don't use it.

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Re: Facebook and those adverts.

Facebook bases its income entirely on advertising, not a smart business model really, relying on other companies paying them for adverts displayed on computers, just puts people off using such sites, especially when they circumvent a user's right to choose not to see ads... Smiley

 

After all, I pay to view content on the internet, not pay to download someone else's adverts for things I don't want... Smiley

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I quite agree @twocvbloke, what really gets on my wick is 'targeted' advertising, based on what I've looked at. The assumption that they can second guess my needs really winds me up. I know what I want, when I want it not when they think it's time I should buy.

I've even blocked Google Analytics at source to reduce the quality of any information collected.

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I just look and i dint get any adverts Smiley

Yes Mook Targeted adverts are realy annoying Knuppel

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Re: Facebook and those adverts.

i guess if you use FB you have to expect the advertising after all it's their only income source.

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Makes me glad I'm on the minority of the non-facebook users, forums are more than enough faux-socialising for me... Grin

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Re: Facebook and those adverts.

Each to their own with fb and with a fair few family members living overseas I find in a really neat way to keep in touch. I only 'follow' members of my immediate family and limit the number of 'friends' I have on there. One big plus is that I have been able to make contact with a fair number if long lost cousins which has been really great. Sure there are other ways but, it works for me and mine. Just a pity I have been unable to use Skype the way I used to.

We don't have to use all of the tools in the box Wink 

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I was under the impression with current technology FB & Internet Advertising would be targeted at my specific interests,

which it does not.

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Mook wrote:

I quite agree @twocvbloke, what really gets on my wick is 'targeted' advertising, based on what I've looked at. The assumption that they can second guess my needs really winds me up.


Ebay is terrible for that. Look at something, buy it and then literally the day after purchase they're emailing me asking if i'm still interested in it - a polite reminder basically saying "Buy this cos we want you to".

Why would I want to buy it again...

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twocvbloke wrote:

Facebook bases its income entirely on advertising, not a smart business model really, relying on other companies paying them for adverts displayed on computers, just puts people off using such sites, especially when they circumvent a user's right to choose not to see ads... Smiley

 Thats the point though, it IS a clever business model. It's a free service to those who use it (I don't) just like many free internet services. Even Google is free because of the paid adverts to the right of your search results. These services have to be paid for somehow - there are servers, hard drives, electricity costs...

As for putting people off.. well clearly it hasn't has it. FB is supposed to be the biggest site on the web with more users than yahoo and gmail. Circumventing users computer rights? That depends on your POV and moral compass. The users know FB is paid for by advertisers, if they choose to block those adverts then essentially they're attempting to bring down the very service they use and probably violate the terms of service they agreed to.

Personally I don't block adverts on any website. The flash adverts can be a pain sometimes (especially when there's six of them) but some adverts are rather nice - you can find out about new products that interest you for instance. Nobody seems to complain about the adverts on TV either.

Bottom line is that you can't have a free service that isn't paid for somehow. If you don't like looking at the adverts then you better dump your TV too cos they take up the whole screen for minutes at a time - not a small section that you can scroll past.

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7up wrote:

Nobody seems to complain about the adverts on TV either.

Erm, they do, the usual "I pay my TV license, or sky subscription, why should I see adverts??" types... Grin