Despite the recent launch of Google+, Facebook remains the big player when it comes to social networking. But this could all be about to change with the Facebook ad plans, which could lead to a massive defection to Google+.
Facebook are looking into expanding the amount of ads users see on their home pages, with the company’s engineers currently looking into creating an unfiltered news feed. According to an article by Kat Asharya of Mobiledia the news feed would contain more information about the games users play, and companies and pages they have liked.
There has even been talk that they could expand the Like button to contain actions that third party developers and marketing companies can develop. Currently Facebook filters content on user’s news feeds, but opening it up will possibly make advertisers flock to Facebook. Companies have often complained that is difficult for them to advertise products or Facebook apps on the site.
Facebook is continually looking at ways to make the social networking site more advertiser friendly, which first begun with the launch of the Like button. The company is already testing a real time news feed with a select few users, and according to sources Facebook are still tweaking the service.
Trouble is with these plans many users are already fed up with the amount of junk that can fill up their news feeds. Added to this is the amount of online scams which turn up on the site trying to trick users in various ways. Earlier today we speculated about when Google+ will be opened up to the general public, as the sites numbers already continue to grow.
Currently many Facebook users are still complaining about the updated chat side bar on the site. Many users dislike the new service and complain about it not working properly. They will be further annoyed if their Facebook news feeds suddenly fill up with unwanted content.
Will you leave Facebook for Google+ if your news feed gets packed with ads?
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