You probably read about all this stuff with Facebook and sticking you in ads to your friends. The place on Facebook to turn this off is shown below:
I heard about this from, I think, Rachel Clarke. I promptly went to this page and set it to No one. Imagine my surprise when I went back to this page, saw a pop up from Facebook telling me about the rumors surrounding this feature, etc, etc, and then seeing that, without my permission, they had reset this back to my friends. I’ve again set it to No effin anybody.
Under this setting you see above, they have examples to show you they are not evil. They want you to know that if Joe Boxer advertises on Facebook and your friends are fans of Joe Boxer, you will see, in the ad that, so –n- so is a fan of Joe Boxer. Good explanation on the page.
On the other hand that was an evil, bad, off-sides, and a slimy tactic of putting my nobody setting back to my friends without my permission or notification.
Clearly, Facebook’s marketing goofballs must have arrogantly assumed that I didn’t understand so we’ll set it back and then after you read all our stuff, you can set it back to Nobody. Memo to Facebook: NOBODY.
The only good news in all of this is the company was smart enough to hire Jonathan Ehrlich so, life should return to normal and this type of ‘stuff’ will stop happening.
Kick some butt, Jon.