[dropcap style="font-size: 60px; color: #cc3300;"]Y[/dropcap]ou will soon see Facebook ads as posts in your timeline and have to work a bit more to separate sponsored messages. Social media was again the medium of choice to play a prank, but Taco Bell reacted swiftly promising to terminate employment of the errant staffer.
Facebook ads as posts
Continuing its effort to look good to investors and please its advertising clients, Facebook announced that it will show advertisements as user posts in the timeline. These advertisements will be differentiated by a small ‘sponsored’ indicator at the bottom. It also intends to simplify the advertising choices by asking advertisers a series of questions. So be on the lookout – the next friendly advice may not be from your friend!
Taco Bell sacks employee for inappropriate Facebook post
A Taco Bell employee who posted a photo that showed him licking a stack of Tacos – presumably made for a customer – had gone viral and caused a lot of angst to the Mexican food chain earlier last week. Taking an offensive stand, the company said it is in the process of terminating the employee and assured its customers that the Taco shells were only for training purposes.
LinkedIn comes to Bangalore
LinkedIn has booked office space at Bangalore, India with capacity of 750 people across various functions such as customer service, sales, and engineering. LinkedIn has the second largest user base in India after the US and accounts for 9% of LinkedIn global members.
Social media is ‘the worst menace to society’
Turkish protests continued to dominate the political space last week with Prime Minister Erdogan declaring social media and Twitter a menace to society. He further accused the country’s media of not reporting correct information and allowing misinformation in social media to spread.