Anecdotal evidence from affiliates suggests that the FB Ad review team are working doubly hard to slap down new ad campaigns in response to user complaints. In particular a common refrain is that new campaigns which are similar to existing campaigns are being rejected.
This is happening while older ads which seem to violate (more…)
If you use social traffic channels and social networks like Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, it’s not uncommon to receive junky marketing message from strangers promoting acaiberry, dating offers, viagra, gaming and adult offers.
But what happens when friends send you these messages?
Granted, it won’t be as overt as a “Hi, I’m Natasha, I would like to chat with you
Talk to me now at: [Adult friend finder affiliate link]”
But still, some of the things that rankle my (more…)
Leonard Lin is one of 3 co-founders of Tyler Projects, a Singapore-based software developer which focuses on social networking applications.
Their Battlestations application on the Facebook platform (and recently Friendster social network) is one of the most engaging and popular applications, incorporating flash animation and immersive gameplay. Besides featuring multiplayer features including player-versus-player gameplay, it also includes clan warfare and boasts an active Facebook forum.
I invited Leonard on the Friday Podcast and we discussed:
How to develop a winning concept for your Facebook application
Development strategies, especially going down the FBML (Facebook markup language) route versus developing in an iFrame environment
Monetization options for Facebook developers
Developing an active in-game economy, offering premium in-game items and growth strategies
Till now, the Facebook social network has been an overall pleasant user experience for most users, especially if they’ve come over from the social spamming barrage common on MySpace.
Aside from being hit with 100 friend add requests from strangers and another 500 application invites, Facebook is a manageable social platform, especially since their moderation filters block out users who sent out a large volume of private messages and the number of friend add requests are capped each day. (Although it’s common to see innocents get caught in the crossfire).
So it was a pretty rare occurrence to see this on a friend’s wall (the defacto “bulletin board” for facebook users to send and receive public messages).
Given that most accounts have to go through some level of verification and you have to manually add friends (who then can post messages on your wall), I was curious to see what the message was about.