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Windows 7: Is it just me with Facebk, Twitter etc

04 Mar 2011   #1

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Is it just me with Facebk, Twitter etc

Here is a topic I'd really like to hear some views about. Essentially I'm referring to websites listing on Facebk and asking you to follow them on Twitter ... etc. I can understand Facebk as a networking site ... it's great to keep in touch with basic messages. When my son went overseas the only way I knew he was safe & alive was by going to Facebk to see the exchanges between him & friends + photos. So I really appreciated that. It's superficial and all but for what it is it's good value. What I just don't get is why I would want to go to such networking sites to see another site ... say a place I want to buy something. Surely just going to that vendor's site is enough? It's like the local supermkt asking me to go to the community centre & the local cafe to see blurb about the supermkt. I'd just go directly to the supermkt! Ok I get it that sites want to promote but beyond that .. I'm scratching my head. Why follow a site on Twitter when you can just go to the site? Over to you ...is this networking gone mad or is there a point that I'm not seeing....?

p.s. I'm guilty as I have listed my site too ... for promotion as reciprocal links appear dead these days.
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05 Mar 2011   #2

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nithig View Post
...is this networking gone mad
Yes.


Quote:
or is there a point that I'm not seeing....?
It's making $ ...


I don't use either Facebook or Twitter and I'm getting pretty fed up with seeing little 'f' and 't' icons every bloody where.
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05 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

know what you mean smarteyeball ... but how does directing people to a site's Facebk or Twitter page generate $ ? And why would any webmaster with any sense want to direct traffic away from the prime website?
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05 Mar 2011   #4

 
 

To be honest mate, I'm not entirely sure who makes the money off who.

But the fact that these sites are being so prolifically advertised shows that there is a revenue stream for someone.
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05 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Ah ... sycronicity. Earlier today I received an ad (email spam) from Facebook telling me that for a fee they could do ...... etc for my business. So you're quite right and I guess they have a revenue stream from the ads they carry on their pages. ah the almighty $ again ...could have guessed!
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