4/23/2012

Ctrl: How Facebook is like Monopoly

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.



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Location: Tohoku University, 2丁目-1 Katahira, Aoba Ward, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan

3 comments:

  1. The computers are getting smarter and craftier every gigasecond. It may not even help to read the fine print. A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history – with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.
    Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

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  2. Facebook schemes are getting all too common. More dollars than sense.
    Your sharpness indicated brain is working well after getting your cabesa conked by a white bear. Glad your doing OK after you were attacked on your journey in the city.
    Alcohol and calculus don’t mix… Don’t drink and derive.

    Love,
    Dad

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  3. True, it's a huge source of add revenue for them, I imagine.
    And sound advice, sir.

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