Fan of Facebook? Advertising nightmare coming in summer.

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  1. Xuphor
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    Xuphor I have lied to all of you. I am deeply sorry.

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    :arrow: http://www.engadget.com/2013/04/16/facebook-report-video-ads/

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    Pretty bad news for Facebook users. Personally I'm not a fan of Facebook, so I don't give two craps about this news.
    Also, the part that I underlined/bolded, am I imagining things, or is that just a long way of saying "everybody"?

    It is at times like these we have to mention
    http://adblockplus.org/ (available for everything that is not internet explorer though it has some equivalents)
    http://www.greasespot.net/ (available mainly for firefox but opera, chrome, IE and safari equivalents exist).
    http://www.ghostery.com/download (pretty much every browser going)
    http://noscript.net/
    https://www.requestpolicy.com/
    And of course a good old fashioned hosts file.
    http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm
     
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  2. Dork

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    I'll need you more than ever adblock.
     
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  3. Tom Bombadildo

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    OH NO WHATEVER WILL I DO NOW THAT ADS WILL BE ON-oh wait I use adblock so I don't give a fuck.
     
  4. Forstride

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    Ehh, stopped using Facebook recently anyway. The new thing where pages that make posts about other pages that you like showing up in your news feed just completely kills it for me (Like some Walking Dead memes page that I don't like making posts about the official Walking Dead page, which I do like, and then it shows up in my news feed regardless). Especially since there's no way to turn it off.

    Facebook is only going to keep going downhill from here honestly.
     
  5. Maxternal

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    This is probably just saying it will take your profile information and decide which of those 4 categories to dump you into and then show you only ads targeted at your particular group.

    Anyway, this kinda sucks. On some screens that's gonna amount to a 90% of the screen is ads (video ads that older computers can't handle) and a small strip of text you're actually interested in in the middle (worse if your window's not maximized.)
     
  6. Ron

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  7. Izen

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    Good news for people that are perpetually 30 years old and those without a gender.
     
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  8. Sefi

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    I'm 30 years old, that means I get no ads right? Right? :lol:
     
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    Good, now I can see advertisements, while my friends post advertisements.
     
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    Ad-block, that is all
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  11. Xuphor
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    Xuphor I have lied to all of you. I am deeply sorry.

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    Facebook sucks.

    Yes, this has changed from what I originally said here.
     
  12. tmv_josue

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  13. DiabloStorm

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    adblockplus / firefox
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    Edit: lul we're all retarded
     
  14. finkmac

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    Fairly certain that this would be more useful to more users than your last link… :wink:
     
  15. BORTZ

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    Where does the article say the ads will "replace your background pictures"?
     
  16. Rydian

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    Xuphor, are you familiar with how adblock works? It can block individual files, folders, entire domains, or based on keywords and wildcards. All at the same time. That's how it can block ads (based on the ad server addresses) while not blocking other things.

    Adblock plugins are already perfectly capable of blocking background advertisements.
    http://warframe.wikia.com/wiki/WARFRAME_Wiki
    View that without adblock and the background is an ad.
    View it with ad blocking, and it's not an ad, it's decorative background art from the game's promotional materials.
     
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  17. KingVamp

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    Besides I'm pretty sure I can work around it with exceptions especially with this. Link
     
  18. Gahars

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    So... everyone?
     
  19. Rydian

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    The wording just means they're dividing it into categories.

    Though I do find it odd that the legendary money-making penis-enhancing cancer-curing magical "18-25 age range" isn't mentioned. Because holy shit, CEOs will shit their pants in public for that age range.
     
  20. Gahars

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    To be fair, they'd probably get arrested if they did that for the young'ins.
     
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