Drumkit rental #2, Palm Beach:
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Facebook’s ‘Sponsored Stories’ Turns Your News Feed Activity Into Ads
Facebook is rolling out a new advertising format called Sponsored Stories, which allows advertisers to prioritize content from the News Feed by turning your Facebook activity into promoted content.
Here’s how it works: If one of your Page updates, Likes, app interactions or Place check-ins mention a participating brand, that story will appear in the column that appears at the right of your friends’ News Feeds. “For example,” writes Advertising Age, “if Starbucks buys a ‘sponsored story’ ad, the status of a user’s friends who check into or ‘like’ Starbucks will run twice: once in the user’s news feed, and again as a paid ad for Starbucks.”
Sponsored Stories are seen only by your friends that would normally see your stories in their News Feeds. However, according to the product’s help page , there is no op-out option for Sponsored Stories.
…there is no op-out option for Sponsored Stories. Ha Ha!!
From the latest Upaya newsletter:
Lately this economic success is starting to affect the culture — our dating lives, our marriages, how we raise our children. The phrase “first-born son” is so deeply ingrained in our culture that this statistic alone opened my eyes: In American fertility clinics, 75 percent of couples are requesting girls.
Here is a little humor for you: The State of the Web
Toy Thailand, a tilt-shift video. (Vimeo)