TechCrunch has a great post on “how to spam Facebook”, where Dennis Yu writes in as a guest blogger to tell you some insider information on deceptive Facebook advertising and how some people have been making millions of dollars using those methods.
I am just glad, I never was part of it, I still haven’t played/tried a single app on Facebook.
Facebook hadn’t consider what was possible when the game developer passed on user name, profile picture, and personal details on to an advertiser – and the kind of deceptive ads that were possible.
These ads looked like they were from Facebook- the blue button, white background, same font. And, of course, they had your profile picture, your name – plus that of your friends, in the ad. If you’re a 15 year old girl, would you know what’s being served by Facebook, the game developer, or the ad network? These same offers have been running for years on MySpace, using tactics such as fake Windows system messages and pop-ups.