Facebook spying on your calls, then force-feeding you ads based on contents. Another addiction dragon Facebook-owned WhatsApp is an ad-free messaging service until now, but things are about to change from 2020 onwards. At the annual Facebook Marketing Summit held in the Netherlands, Facebook has confirmed that in-app ads will be displayed in the messaging app starting from 2020. Extra dance parties for desi suckerberg godi clubs and ad agencies! Of course expect some new telecom sector policy goal showoffs for a while: shovel some terrible net neutrality bill in name only that doesn't fix the problem, but does pre-empt any tougher state or federal laws from taking root.
Users will see ads within the ‘Status’ feature of WhatsApp as confirmed by the presentation during the summit. It will be similar to Instagram where sponsored content is displayed in stories and users can swipe up to visit the content associated with the ad. When a user will click on a status, the name of the advertiser will be shown instead of the contact’s profile picture and name. Unlike other social media platforms, WhatsApp will display a full-screen ad which is kind of intrusive.
Coming Soon to @WhatsApp…
– WhatsApp Status (Stories) to get Ads in 2020
– WhatsApp for Businesses to get richer messaging format options
– WhatsApp product catalog to be integrated with existing Facebook Business Manager catalog
It isn’t a surprise that ads are coming to WhatsApp. It has been long anticipated that Facebook will find a means to monetize the world’s most popular messaging platform. WhatsApp has 1.5 billion users in 180 countries and the platform has 0.2 billion more users than its counterpart – Facebook Messenger.
Ads will be shown only in a particular feature which is not as intrusive, sounds great isn't?
Unlike WhatsApp or Facebook, which are controlled by centralized authorities and few crooked capitalists, GNU social sounds like a more transparent network of independently decentralized servers called nodes. Federation technology allows users to communicate between nodes, preserving the unified experience of traditional social media systems, and the open GNU social freedom software allows anybody with an Internet connection to start their own public or private node and join the network. These administrators can even customize their nodes to suit the unique needs of their users.
Since GNU social is decentralized, it's harder for a company or government to censor content or shut down the network when they feel threatened by it, which is becoming norm in modern societies lead by crooks. This is more than a hypothetical threat - it has been attempted multiple times by oppressive governments. Spreading out user data also makes bulk surveillance considerably more difficult, as there is no single database to crack into and copy. No wonder, the rightwingers hate such ideas with strategic gimmick and playing mass hypnosis tricks.
Popular and not so popular users known for criticizing the ruling elites, cronies or any other political parties or groups of power are bluntly suppressed, in silence partnership of paid media gurus. We must all create our profiles on such GNU social nodes and start posting on our terms. Your followers and friends will be more than willing to follow by boycotting the big brands en masse or even start their own, let there be thousands of Bill Gates, not just a few manageable cronies close to powerful warlords, power brokers and modern emperors.
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