What Facebook Has to Offer

Nydia Davis - January 7, 2010

So I might be a little late, but recently I created a Facebook account. As a previous Myspace user, it is easy to become comfortable with a particular social media network; because it is so easy to stay in touch with friends and family. The problem develops when your “friends” switch social networks or start to use multiple networks, as is the case with Myspace and Facebook.

The first thing I noticed within the Facebook platform were the similarities in features made the switch easier for me. Status updates, picture albums, and connecting with new friend’s remains the same between both Myspace and Facebook, however Facebook’s method of advertising puts them a step ahead from a marketer’s standpoint.

Facebook embeds their advertisements within the different pages of profiles and change as the user browses. One particularly unique function is that Facebook allows the user to “Like” or “Dislike” an ad and select the reason why the ad was unappealing. This type of information is invaluable to advertisers and can play a major role in allocating marketing dollars to the right audience or to target different demographics. Once you “Dislike” an ad, Facebook will serve you a new one but never the one that was marked disliked.

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