Lee Odden

Facebook on the Ropes?

Damn, it was a tough weekend for Facebook on the publicity/blogosphere front. With Beacon blatantly selling out Facebook users’ privacy whether they’re logged in or not has nowhere else to go but controversial.

A platform built on community now making more aggressive efforts to monetize that community and not being honest about it smacks of downward spiral. But that’s just me. Here are thoughts from others you might be interested in:

Blognation – I’m Ready to Bail on Facebook – the New Face of Evil

bub.blicio.us (Brian Solis) – Has Silicon Valley Pulled an About Face on Facebook?

The Idea Shower (Nate Weiner) – Facebook, Here is Misinformation

Star Tribune (Jackie Crosby) – Bloggers seeing red over Target’s little secret

PC World – Facebook’s Beacon More Intrusive Than Previously Thought

Global Neighborhoods (Shel Israel) – Is Facebook Starting to Fade?

Influential Marketing (Karl Long guest post for Rohit) – Facebook Jumping the Shark –

Mind you, I didn’t look for any of these stories, they just popped up in the various news sources I pay attention to. What’s your take on Facebook Beacon? Is this a blip like the announcement about sharing friends’ feeds or is it much, much more?

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About Lee Odden

@LeeOdden is the CEO of TopRank Marketing and editor of Online Marketing Blog. Cited for his expertise by The Economist, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, he's the author of the book Optimize and presents internationally on integrated content, search, social media and influencer marketing. When not at conferences, consulting, or working with his talented team, he's likely on a beach somewhere doing absolutely nothing.