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Facebook has gone too long...

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Junkfood00, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Junkfood00

    Junkfood00 Elite Member

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    They are trying to milk their users in every way. First they limit the exposure of posts by page owners, then they come up with this stupid thing timeline that made it much harder to read profiles, they want money if you want to message someone who's not your friend, and now they want to charge almost $100 if you want to message a complete stranger, which is just insane.

    I understand that they got investors to satisfy but from my point of view as a normal user, they are ruining the network.

    If I express interest in a page, that I give my consent that I WANT those posts/ads/promotions/freebies/whatever to appear in my news feeds, why the hell would the page owner have to pay for that? Now I miss on a lot of stuff due to this new shitty policy.

    Sometimes I may want to message people I'm not friend with, perhaps I saw an ad and would like to contact them, do I have to add everybody? I've my own privacy and wouldn't want everybody peaking at my profile.

    They focused too much on the web and made several crappy versions of the android app, even the latest one crashes. I can't use the app a lot because it hangs the phone and makes it completely unusable until I remove the battery.

    They endorse racism, hatred speech, nudity, discrimination, you name it, all kind of things. There are several pages up that I've reported and many have done as well and NOTHING has happened so far. Facebook owns Instagram too and many accounts contain CHILD PORNOGRAPHY and nothing is being done despite all the reports.

    And this new model of charging $100 to message people outside your network is pretty retarded. I'm not going into the reasons but if it's to stop spam, they could charge just $1 or get some competent security engineers.

    This sounds like a scam JV to me for whoever invested and they should be shitlisted, lol.
     
  2. antagonist

    antagonist Registered Member

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    I agree to most parts of your rant but... where does it say you have to pay like $100 for messaging a stranger?

    Do you have a screenshot for us? I'm from Europe / Germany - perhaps they didn't roll out the new "features" yet...
     
  3. Junkfood00

    Junkfood00 Elite Member

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    Just search for "facebook $100", it's all over the place.

    http://theweek.com/article/index/238684/why-is-facebook-charging-100-for-messages
    http://www.wusa9.com/news/article/238013/158/Facebook-Testing-100-Charge-To-Message-Non-Friends
     
  4. Schvamp

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    They are charging $100 if you would like to PM Mark Zuckerberg.

    http://mashable.com/2013/01/11/facebook-message-mark-zuckerberg/

    http://mashable.com/2012/12/20/facebook-pay-for-messages/
     
  5. dr.doom

    dr.doom Junior Member

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    Lets JV and create our own social network with black-jack and hookers!
     
  6. mickyfu

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    All over the place like it was that they were going to charge to use a few years ago? Other than that I agree with you. Just like PayPal and eBay, they get too big for their boots and think they are invincible and start treating their customers like shit.
     
  7. cnick79

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    FaceBook is going to be the cause of their own downfall. Eventually they will do something to shoot themselves in the foot and lose a big chunk of users.
     
  8. fouzanmohd

    fouzanmohd Newbie

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    They are charging $100 if you would like to PM Mark Zuckerberg. weired!
     
  9. Junkfood00

    Junkfood00 Elite Member

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  10. SuaveSalmon

    SuaveSalmon Registered Member

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    I completely agree dude. I never really used facebook for marketing, or advertising, but I got a recent job that wants me to use it for them.
    The site is complete garbage, and prices are outrageous!
     
  11. littlemonk

    littlemonk Registered Member

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    Yeah and fb ads user interface sucks and over priced.
     
  12. BackY

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    It's crap i agree! I remember my traffic droping by more than 50% when they limited posts in the home feed. I JUST HATE THEM every time I log in, byt I HAVE TO, cause all my traffic comes from facebook, even 95%.
    I just pray Google+ takes their place, they are SO MUCH PROFESSIONAL.
     
  13. nipunn12

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    Its the only way of kicking out spammers. They have no other way.
     
  14. B. Friendly

    B. Friendly BANNED BANNED

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    Has anyone used the new mega.nz yet?

    That thing is SEXY. Stylish, intuitive, easy-to-use, simple and powerful.

    Kim dot Com can write a new social media platform, and Zuckerburg can come by once a week and clean-out the filters on his hot tubs and spas.
     
  15. Junkfood00

    Junkfood00 Elite Member

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    It's not even loading.
     
  16. SuaveSalmon

    SuaveSalmon Registered Member

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    Its
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    nz
    -I cant post links-
    But, as far as I know Kim isnt running this one. Im pretty sure Google, or someone else popped this up, trying to make it like megaupload to crack down on us.
    Not to sure.
     
  17. Caesar7

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    I created a facebook profile a few weeks ago. I have 200+ friends on it and doing fine. All these people I do not even know.
    So I am not sure where these problems occur. However Facebook still sucks so +1 lol
     
  18. Junkfood00

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    i dont trust facebook. if you shut your site down, all your personal information takes weeks to be erased
     
  20. stratocentric

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    Facebook is trying desperately to support that initial valuation. People are starting to not use the service and it will be last week's news as more information comes out about what all they do with the information.