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dalton
    I didn't take the first report of this seriously, but this quotes here imply it's not just a rumor >> Dreaded Auto-Play Video Ads Could Be Coming To Facebook, VP Confirms [techcrunch.com]
    donmelton
      @dalton Yikes! Now I’m even more happy that I keep my usage of that site low. But this is really going to be a blow to some folks I know.
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        darnell
          @dalton It will be as effective as digital billboards in a park. Facebook needs to generate revenue, but not by pissing off users.
          dalton
            @darnell I bet they would be smart about it, but it's still sounds aggresive. The fact they are trying to "steal" budgets from TV advertisers is interesting
            reneritchie
              @donmelton @dalton I use it only a way to keep distant relatives vaguely informed of my continued existence. Almost never log in to the actual site.
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              dalton
                @nc well, it still could be speculative, who knows what it would look like in practice
                darnell
                  @dalton True, although I'm wondering how effective they would be? Ads on a YouTube video make sense as they're mainly for entertainment. Facebook videos are more personal so it would be weird seeing diaper ads on a baby video.
                  dalton
                    @reneritchie @donmelton yeah, I went in and deleted & "un-liked" pretty much everything, but have kept it and plan on keeping it
                    donmelton
                      @reneritchie @dalton More or less the same here with the addition of some ex-coworkers who don’t exist here or even on Twitter. Which always amazes me considering they should know more about the Web. :)
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                        asimone
                          @dalton I remember arguing once that video ads would end up myspacing Facebook, but it’s so big now I’m not sure I am right.
                          dalton
                            @nc as I understand, there was a time they seriously considered that, but decided against it. Perhaps it could even happen again one day
                            rygood
                              @dalton @reneritchie @donmelton I deleted my account after the graph search announcement and haven’t looked back.
                              dalton
                                @asimone I am not sure either, to be honest
                                thebrianmanley
                                  @dalton Super! Like I needed *another* reason to not use Facebook.
                                  irc
                                    @dalton I've been hanging on to that FB account only to keep in touch with family who can't seem to manage learning any other technology. This would truly kill it for me. Bring it on, I'd love the push out of their service.
                                    jeff
                                      Another reason Facebook is.... >> @dalton: I didn't take the first report of this seriously, but this quotes here imply it's not just a rumor >> Dreaded Auto-Play Video Ads Could Be Coming To Facebook, VP Confirms [techcrunch.com]
                                      bioselement
                                        @dalton Great to hear! Finally something annoying enough to drag me friends off Facebook.
                                        33mhz
                                          @dalton Aside: Ironic to me, I think the biz should be charged if you only watch the 5sec, and *not* be charged if you watch the whole ad; more in line with Gabe Newell/Valve's value-added concept. If the ad becomes content, it's making users stick around.
                                          33mhz
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                                            cycoder
                                              @33mhz That would make sense... but the Ad industry is an insane sanctioned Ponzi/Pyramid scheme with wavy hand numbers. Doing the SiriusXM and Internet radio apps gave me disappointing insight into the ad world. Consumers tune them out every way possible.
                                              dalton
                                                @33mhz it’s kind of inside baseball, but charging that way has a lot to do with creating an ad unit that could effectively replace television ads, and thus let them tap into that (massive) budget
                                                cycoder
                                                  @dalton The Ad industry seems like an insane sanctioned Ponzi/Pyramid scheme with wavy hand numbers. Doing the SiriusXM and Internet radio apps gave me disappointing insight into the ad world. Consumers tune them out every way possible.
                                                  dalton
                                                    @cycoder in the early days of Radio/TV ads, there was no way to track, so you had to take a lot on faith. Counter-intuitively, adding sophisticated tracking has made it more difficult to decide if an ad performs. Selling the “Mad Men” story was easier
                                                    cyril
                                                      @dalton @cycoder except for Ogilvy who was a number freak.