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Facebook Wants to Be Your Best Friend
At first there were applications on Facebook with games, surveys and much more to click on, or a friend invited you to participate and play. In the beginning, very few people knew that answering the questions to finding out“Where in the world you should live,” or your “Top favorite soft drinks,” companies were gathering information about you and your friends. Then there was Facebook Beacon that was criticized right away by the media and turned off audiences bringing up issues around personal privacy. People were automatically opt-in by “the face” to share your face with others in the advertising community. Through the introduction of FriendFeed, Facebook Connect and now called the Facebook Registration Login, a tool that allows one to access websites with a universal password and username, as well as shares the places where you go with your friends online.
It also gives Facebook and its advertisers access to information everywhere you go on the web with your friends. As society adopts new social media environments, does it impact your decisions and participation across the web, as more personal information could be shared with advertisers or other sources?