Facebook Ramping Up Ads to Infiltrate Your News Feed

By Jon Partridge on at

Just what we all wanted, more Facebook ads! In our news feeds too! It's not like we can say no or anything, we'll just have to accept the new status quo as Facebook look to shake things up again and to impress investors. We can now all look forward to ads slipping into our news feeds, whether or not we're even fans of a page or product.

Previously, Facebook Pages could only worm their way into other people's view in the sidebar or via Sponsored Stories noting that friends have done something with the Page. However, these brand new, non-fan news ads will let Pages push content to an even bigger audience that don't even Like that specific Page. But what about fears that our news feeds will just be filled to the brim with ads? Well, Facebook is still looking out for us. Kind of. Facebook spoke to TechCrunch and stated: “We want to be thoughtful about how we introduce ads in news feed, so we have limits in place to ensure that people’s news feeds are not filled with advertising, but we don’t have specific numbers to share."

Well, no word on what those limits are yet exactly, but I for one, definitely cannot wait to be told to buy a new product I don't even want. [TechCrunch]