Facebook announced the new year will bring in a new advertising product; Sponsored Stories. The new product will associate your face as a stock photo for their advertisers. These ads will be posted within their News Feed pages. Facebook Sponsored Stories Ads may look a little weak in tone and design initially, but quickly will camouflage themselves into authentic looking ‘posts’ that are never posted by the users who posted the pictures.
The details of this was written up at The Standard, here.
Facebook will begin adding photos of its users to third-party adverts appearing in users’ news feeds come early next year, and there’s no way out of being featured alongside a tin of baked beans or a pair of knickers on the social network.
The Mark Zuckerberg-run company will set its “Sponsored Stories” feature as default for its 800 million-strong stalkerbase, and there won’t be an option for any individual wanting to opt out of being shown on such ads.
“Starting early next year, we will gradually begin showing Sponsored Stories in News Feed. Our goal is to do this thoughtfully and slowly,” a Facebook spokeswoman told The Register.