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Facebook Launches Video Ads: 4 Facts
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Kristin Burnham
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Kristin Burnham,
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12/17/2013 | 4:22:46 PM
Intrusive or not?
Auto-play videos and video ads may be distracting for some people at first, but I don't think they'll become too intrusive. Readers: What do you think about Facebook's latest ads push?
Thomas Claburn
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12/17/2013 | 4:35:39 PM
Re: Intrusive or not?
Sounds like another reason to avoid Facebook. Any feature that denies control is a feature I want to avoid.
Kristin Burnham
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12/17/2013 | 6:41:39 PM
Re: Intrusive or not?
I hear this often. As Facebook is a free service, I wonder where and when users will draw the line?
PaulS681
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12/17/2013 | 8:01:38 PM
intrusive? yes!
I'm thinking facebook uses all that data that we opted not to have them collect but they collected it anyway to tailor video ads to us. Oh that is so nice of them. Facebook is turning off users latley.
PaulS681
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12/17/2013 | 8:05:42 PM
Re: Intrusive or not?
Taking the control away from the user and making them put up with video ads is not a good move by facebook. But I guess they figure many will shut them off and I think they are correct. Facebook has proven that it's all about the money and not about user privacy.
Laurianne
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12/18/2013 | 10:14:42 AM
are video ads really worse?
I get a lot of Facebook ads that don't appeal to me at all. If you can scroll past the video ads without them playing, are they really any worse than the obnoxious diet ads we all already get in our feeds?
Shane M. O'Neill
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Shane M. O'Neill,
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12/18/2013 | 10:23:10 AM
Pay for Facebook?
Does anyone think Facebook will create a premium paid version with no ads? And video ads and other ads are its way of subtly annoying people into moving to a paid version at some point? Personally, I wouldn't pay for Facebook. But Spotify did annoy me into paying up for a premium version so the strategy can work.
Kristin Burnham
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Kristin Burnham,
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12/18/2013 | 8:54:35 PM
Re: Pay for Facebook?
I hear people asking for paid versions of Facebook that have no ads all the time. Honestly, they do't bother me all that much. We see ads everywhere we on the Internet, I don't usually think twice about them now. I think as long as the video ads, in particular, aren't overly intrusive, Facebook will continue on its merry way as a free service.


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