Douglas Rushkoff journalist for CNN writes the following interesting article on why he is quitting Facebook:
Through a new variation of the Sponsored Stories feature called Related Posts, users who “like” something can be unwittingly associated with pretty much anything an advertiser pays for. Like e-mail spam with a spoofed identity, the Related Post shows up in a newsfeed right under the user’s name and picture.If you like me, you can be shown implicitly recommending me or something I like — something you’ve never heard of — to others without your consent.
For now, as long as I don’t like anything myself, I have some measure of control over what those who follow me receive in my name or, worse, are made to appear to be endorsing, themselves. But I feel that control slipping away, and cannot remain part of a system where liking me or my work can be used against you.
FB Purity v8.2.2 has been released - Fixes Browser Freeze up issue
I’ve released a newer version of FB Purity, v8.2.2, the browser extension that lets you clean up and customize Facebook. This version should hopefully fix the browser freeze issue many people were experiencing when viewing Fan Pages and User Profiles (Timeline pages) on Facebook.
Or if you must use Facebook, at least make sure you use the very highly rated and super safe F.B. Purity browser extension to ensure a cleaner, less cluttered, less annoying and more user friendly experience: http://www.fbpurity.com
Are you fed up of seeing Suggested Posts, Sponsored Posts, Game and Application Posts, Upcoming Events, Trending Articles, Shared Photo Spam, Shared Videos etc on Facebook?
You can filter out all that junk, if you just install the free and very highly rated FB Purity web browser extension. Its been reviewed and recommended by such publications as The Washington Post, Lifehacker and CNET.
and it will clean up all those junk ads from your facebook newsfeed, and you can enjoy a cleaned up and spam free newsfeed featuring just the stories and posts that you actually care about and want to read.
FB Purity has been reviewed and highly rated in The Washington Post, Lifehacker and CNET, so you can be sure its 100% safe, despite what lies Facebook might tell you. Facebook dont like this browser extension, because it gives the Facebook users back control over what they see in their newsfeeds, and Facebook want to control what you see and force you to view spam and junk that you are not interested in.
FB Purity (aka Fluff Busting Purity) is a browser add-on that alters your facebook homepage to show only the most relevant information to you, by filtering out the annoying and irrelevant messages in your news feed / stream, such as application spam etc, and also giving you the option to hide the boxes you dont want to see on the right hand side of the page. As well as being available as an extension/addon it is also available as a Greasemonkey script.
F.B. Purity is compatible with Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari and Opera running on Windows, Mac or Linux.