I'm a NPR nerd. I follow tech blogs. I love the news and the art of journalism. This American Life has become a weekly ritual (except on the trail of course).
When I log on Facebook and see, "Bodacious Headline That Sounds Like an Awesome Article!"
It's like passing GO -> in Monopoly. I can't help but get excited when it happens. I'm about to read an insightful article/Collect $200. So, I click.
Instead of the magical interwebs redirecting me via a hyperlink, I get a pop up box that looks something like this:
ONE, TWO, THREE... Shit! INCOME TAX.
I do not want an application automatically re-posting every news story of theirs that I click on. I have to give them credit, it's brilliant advertising, but no.
You can have your $200 back Awesome News Agency. All rights reserved for posts on my profile; that's my 10%, along with the other ninety. Plus, I just Ctrl C your headline and paste it to Google.
How do you feel about the new news scheme on Facebook? Leave a comment below.