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Ads Are Coming To Facebook Stories (techcrunch.com) 31

Facebook Stories has reached 150 million daily active users after launching nearly 14 months ago. So what's the next logical step after reaching such a milestone? Advertisements. According to TechCrunch, Facebook Stories will start testing its first ads today in the U.S., Mexico and Brazil. From the report: They're 5- to 15-second video ads users can skip, and while there's no click-through or call to action now, Facebook plans to add that in the coming months. Advertisers can easily extend their Instagram Stories ads to this new surface, or have Facebook automatically reformat their News Feed ads with color-matched borders and text at the bottom. Facebook also plans to give businesses more metrics on their Stories performance to convince them the feature is worth their ad dollars.
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    • Game over

      I run a HOSTS file and can't access Facebook because of it. No, I haven't tried to fix it to be able to log-in.

      • Game over

        I run a HOSTS file and can't access Facebook because of it. No, I haven't tried to fix it to be able to log-in.

        I see what your thinking. Facebook.com or similar aren't listed.

      • by bjwest ( 14070 )

        I run a HOSTS file ...

        Why is your hosts file executable?

    • by mjwx ( 966435 )

      Game over

      Already there. I bit the bullet and removed the FB app from my phone, not just because I was sick of the ads, but also sick of how slow it had become. I've now got a Firefox shortcut to FB and its much faster and consumes less battery (which is becoming quite important as my 2yr old Nexus 5x doesn't hold charge like it used to).

      • No one gives a fuck about the 2nd class netizens browsing on their phones. Maybe one day you'll have a grown-up computer, that lets you type with more than one finger. In the mean time, your opinion does not matter.
  • by un1nsp1red ( 2503532 ) on Thursday May 17, 2018 @08:04PM (#56629906) Homepage
    I know all the ./ goons like to act like they're above it all, but Facebook (or any other "service") can only take what you hand over. I have a facebook account that I use because it's less complicated for my parents (who are ~70) than other 'sharing' services. If I go on vacation or they want to see pics of some event or something, it's way easier to send to them via facebook or instagram. You don't have to live your life on there, you don't have to give all of your intimate secrets to it, you don't have to respond to any ads or anything else. If FB is vacuuming up every detail of your life, it's because you're providing every detail of your life.
    • by Gr8Apes ( 679165 )
      If you have an FB account and ever touch it, they'll know pretty much everything about you and your online activities. If you don't have a FB account, they'll still know a lot more about you than you think. Unless you actively block FB and their subdomains, FB will track you.
      • I run uBlock Origin (in default-deny mode), Privacy Badger, CanvasBlocker, Decentraleyes, FB Purity, First Party Isolation, Cookie Autodelete, Link Cleaner and Smart Referer. I don't have any personal details on my FB, except a throwaway email account. The only things I ever comment on or share are related to music I listen to. I don't engange in news discussions, politics or anything of that sort. I don't play any games on Facebook, I don't participate in any quizzes, I don't have any apps installed, I don

  • Facebook keeps wondering why they continually lose users month after month. It is because of this kind of shit. I have seen these commercials in the middle of videos from famous people and I have stopped following them because of it. Many times I really like the videos they post and I tried to deal with it. But watching 1/4 of the video and then a commercial, then a 1/4 more of the video and a commercial then 1/4 of the video and a commercial and then you get the last 1/4 of the video is BEYOND annoying. I
    • But watching 1/4 of the video and then a commercial, then a 1/4 more of the video and a commercial then 1/4 of the video and a commercial and then you get the last 1/4 of the video is BEYOND annoying.

      Back in the dark ages, we called that "TV" :)

  • A lot of FB "stories" already are thinly veiled commerical ads or outright political propaganda, so they are going to more ads on top of ads?

  • So it has finally come true. A story about sausages has become a story about spam, spam, sausages and spam.

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