Facebook to Experiment With the Most Annoying Ads Possible
Remember the point when MySpace got so overtaken with glittery backgrounds, browser-crashing animated GIFs and, worst of all, auto-playing media that it was pretty much unusable? Well, now Facebook appears to be on the same path. The social media giant has announced that in its latest efforts to drain every penny from the site, it would begin experimenting with auto-playing videos. At a recent tech conference, Facebook VP of business David Fischer said they believe “there are ways that could potentially balance user experience with advertiser experience” with auto-playing video advertisements. Nothing like a subtle, non-intrusive Toyota commercial playing unexpectedly at full blast without the user’s permission to preserve “user experience.” Next thing you know, they’re going to start doing something crazy, like charging users to send messages. Oh, wait …
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