If you missed the news, Facebook was recently valued at $201.6 billion. That’s enough to slip it in at number 22 on the list of the largest companies in the world.
The dirty secret is that most of that value comes from ads, and to attract advertisers, Facebook sells them your information. It also adds features that annoy you, but play well with the ad companies. If you hear people insisting Facebook doesn’t care about your privacy or experience, that’s why.
In defense of Facebook, some features are ones you’d actually want to use –click here to learn 10 of them. Plus, it does give you the option to tip the balance of privacy back in your favor, if you know where to look.
1. Autoplaying videos
2. Clear searches
3. Privacy settings
4. Unwanted notifications
5. “Social” advertising
To find out more, keep reading…