Facebook Responds to Anxiety Over Timeline Ads

We hate to be the bearers of obvious news, but Facebook is making money off of your profile. Yes, even the new and improved and so far sort-of-confusing Timeline edition. How much money, you wonder? Lots of money.

In a lengthy guest post topped with an "Exclusive" alert and filled with bold-face type, an anonymous BetaBeat contributor described as "a former CTO who now does tech consulting for other start-up ventures and was briefed on Facebook's advertising strategy" offers what appears to be a very sensational claim: Facebook designed the Timeline not for you to tell your life story better but for advertisers to inject their brand messaging more aggressively into your life story for all your friends to see.

Read the full story at The Atlantic Wire.

Presented by

The Atlantic Wire is your authoritative guide to the news and ideas that matter most right now.

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register with Disqus.

Please note that The Atlantic's account system is separate from our commenting system. To log in or register with The Atlantic, use the Sign In button at the top of every page.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

A New York City Minute, Frozen in Time

This short film takes you on a whirling tour of the Big Apple

Video

What Happened to the Milky Way?

Light pollution has taken away our ability to see the stars. Can we save the night sky?

Video

The Faces of #BlackLivesMatter

Scenes from a recent protest in New York City

Video

Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life

The Supreme Court justice talks gender equality and marriage.

Video

The Pentagon's $1.5 Trillion Mistake

The F-35 fighter jet was supposed to do everything. Instead, it can barely do anything.

More in Technology

Just In