Thursday, May 24, 2012

Facebook Promoting MamyPoko Pants?

Is anyone else seeing posts in their Facebook timeline from pages they are not subscribed to? This just showed up in my FB home...


As you can see, it is not a "Share" by any of my friends. It is a direct post from this page, which I haven't subscribed to. (The "Like" button is showing up in the bottom right corner of that box! If I was already subscribed to the page, it would have shown a "Liked" button with a tick mark next to it!)

So can anybody shed some light on this? Is this some new way in which Facebook has started promoting brands? Are we going to see advertisements in our news feed now?

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6 comments:

pooja mahimkar said...

i havent noticed any such thing on my timeline

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Pooja, I saw this only once too. It didn't show up when I refreshed the page. Probably testing a new feature? Or could be just a bug?

Abhiroop Banerjee said...

I saw something like this today. Tucked away inconspicuously in the news feed, a box showing an article from the Washington Post. Unsolicited. Not categorized as an ad.

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

It could be possible that the article was read by one of your friends. The news feed shows stories like that, when friends read articles on Washington Post or Yahoo News etc.

Abhiroop Banerjee said...

No, it wasn't there because it was read by a friend. It just said 'trending story on the Washington Post' and it was formatted differently too.

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Oh. Ok.

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