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Is Facebook to Blame for Scams?

Posted by Chris DeMarco on Saturday, November 7th, 2009 at 9:58 am

Since the beginning, I was opposed to all the annoying “apps” on Facebook. The obnoxious invitations they send out were bad enough as it was, but now there are also concerns of many of these apps – and the advertising inside them – being associated with scammers.

Recently, TechCrunch blogger Michael Arrington has stirred up some noise by suggesting that Facebook is aware of the problem and deliberately letting it slide – because of the immense profit it pulls in from the advertising as well.

Michael also points out that the “good” application developers choosing to use only legitimate advertising are falling behind in the arena, unable to compete with the much larger marketing budgets of the “scammy” apps.

As a result, he is on a “blogging frenzy” to raise awarness of this problem and pressure Facebook and other social networking sites to do the right thing. You can read his article here: http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/10/31/scamville-the-social-gaming-ecosystem-of-hell/

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