Facebook's "sponsored stories" creates controversy
his link to read a Washington Post (1-27-11) story about a new marketing practice of Facebook that takes users expressions of likes and check-ins at restaurants and attaches them to products for advertising purposes. There are apparently some questions about how clearly the practice is being described; this affects the level of consent achieved for participation. If I choose to share my life with my online friends, am I also choosing to share with them my buying preferences? Perhaps!