Comments on: Why can’t Facebook and Twitter say the A-word? http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/03/01/why-cant-facebook-and-twitter-say-the-a-word/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Ciaoenrico http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/03/01/why-cant-facebook-and-twitter-say-the-a-word/#comment-395202 Tue, 22 May 2012 20:48:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=33996#comment-395202 Agreed. “Promoted Tweets” and “Stories” are still advertisements, they’ve just changed who the copy writers are. Instead of it being someone from the company buying the ads, it’s the people I’m tangentially connected to online.

The reason they ARE still ads is because someone still pays for them to appear.

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By: UrsiWagner http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/03/01/why-cant-facebook-and-twitter-say-the-a-word/#comment-391790 Mon, 05 Mar 2012 02:41:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=33996#comment-391790 Social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook, that refuse to claim advertisement where it exists, aren’t fooling anyone. Advertising by any other name, is still advertising. The fear of backlash for advertisements on these sites is what leads them to use terms such as “promoted tweets” or “stories.” These sites are supported by advertisements, which is what allows users to access them for free. These sites should practice transparency with their business and advertising instead of beating around the bush.

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