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If you search this blog, you will find many posts about Facebook and the company's business practices. I make no secret that my thumb is down. My use of that network is limited to the blog's page. Clearly, on Facebook, you are the product being sold.

Just curious how you feel about the other company in the news recently - Facebook. The FTC ruled against them for their deceptive privacy practices. It was pretty direct in calling out several examples, one could say a pattern of behavior.

A standard apology came out; but it is difficult to change a pattern of behavior.

Would you say this falls into the same category?

(disclosure - not a member of Facebook, or a GoDaddy customer)

Agreed. They do the smutty Super Bowl commercials and such, right? (Not sure, haven't had cable TV in close to five years.)

To me, this sort of thing is indicative of also-ran companies offering hyping the thin value of their mediocre products (marketing) rather than investing in actually delivering truly better offerings.

People DO need to become better buyers, but how many people fall victim to the subconscious promises made through advertising? Chicke and the egg, I guess.

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