Finally, another NSFW post. All thanks go out to Facebook, well on their way to “world domination” but having a hard time attracting A-brand advertisers. In one of my previous posts on online advertising as a business model I stated that this was partially due to the open ad market which attract all kinds of sellers of different products and different alloy. Basically Facebook doesn’t offer the “exclusive” advertising like Yahoo does that A-brands are looking for.
Well, today I would like to ad another reason to the list. Allowing Malaysia No 1 Call Girl Service (mirror) openly promote prostitution who offer Indonesian girls with the pay-off “Yes, good service. Can do whatever u want” (mirror). WTH?! Way to go Facebook! Moderation is overrated anyway. Mind you, this is not a private profile but a public page! This is just the thing A-brands want to be associated with when building their brand. Funny thing is that Facebook rejects ads based on an innocent image but allows pages promoting hardcore prostitution.
It’s no secret I love beautiful women and if women choose to sell their services that’s up to them. But besides my doubts about how voluntary these girls work there, what about members coming from different cultures and religions? Don’t get me wrong, I’m opposed to any filtering or blocking on the Internet, but if I would be Zuckerberg this is the kind of content I would block. People thinking this is a contradiction: the Internet is a medium, Facebook a company with a brand to protect. As far as I know prostitution is illegal in the US and in Asia, their biggest growth market.
We from Sangat Pedas are always happy to be helping out someone, answer those difficult question you know, just because we care. Anyway, this week we got a question about Facebook a.k.a. Fakebook a.k.a. Fuckbook. The question seems simple: What does the relationship status “It’s complicated” mean?
This question was specifically about our fine Tokobagus crew where an exceptional amount have set their status to “It’s complicated”. Well, there are many answers to that question so based on the person using this status you have to make the right analysis and pick the appropriate definition. Continue Reading →
Some feel-good news from the vally. Mark Zuckerberg committed to Bill Gates and Warren Buffet’s initiative called the “Giving Pledge” by agreeing to give most of his wealth to charity. With that commitment Mark joined a list of 57 other multi-millionaire and billionaire individuals and families that sympathise with Andrew Carnegie who argued that fortunes were often wasted by heirs and thus should be put to charitable use. Even though most of Mark’s estimated wealth of $ 6.9 billion is still virtual because it consists of the value of his Facebook shares, he already donated an undisclosed amount to the open social network project Diaspora as well as $100 million to Newark Public Schools.
On behalf of the others I would like to welcome Mark to the “Giving Pledge” Club…..
Crisis at Facebook! And you know us, when we say crisis we mean real crisis, Total Digital Meltdown. It’s code red at the Palo Alto war room, all leaves are off! People all over the USA are running aimlessly and desperate in the streets, TOTAL CHAOS!
Hold on a sec… what the hell? What did you smoke?
Did you forget about it? November 17th? Huh? National Unfriend Day! Jimmy Kimmel announced it, no he declared November 17th as National Unfriend Day. And you know, that stuff goes viral! 253,589 views on Youtube, 627.000 results in Google, 13.463,889,393,223 retweets so this must be the real deal. Don’t believe us? Well, Jimmy said it so it must be true. It was on American National TV for crying out loud.
Enjoy your Facebook friends for another 24 hours and after that good luck with your real social live! (Oh btw, don’t forget to follow Jimmy Kimmel on Twitter.)
Who says you gotta be an entrepreneur to hit the jackpot, strike the mother load? No need to risk your money, reputation and marriage on a risky stressy startup. Check this. Google offered one of their engineers $ 3.5mln in restricted stock (meaning he can’t sell until he met the requirements of the agreement) to not go work for Facebook. The unknown engineer probably put on his pokerface, faked a long thought process, hesitated a bit before “reluctantly” accepting the offer.
Clearly Google is getting really tired of people wanting to make a move to Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin and has now resorted to some major muscle showing. This following a particular case where a Google engineer, earning $ 150.000 per year, declined a 15% salary raise and shares worth $ 500.000. So after that loss Google decided it was enough and made the next guy an offer he couldn’t refuse.
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Can we hire the guy that came up with this? RESPECT!