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Mark Zuckerberg’s post on his FB profile: How U.S. government has handled Internet security in recent months?

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The Facebook CEO took to his public profile page today(Thursday) to express his frustrations about the way the U.S. government has handled Internet security in recent months.

Mark wrote on his fb page:

As the world becomes more complex and governments everywhere struggle, trust in the internet is more important today than ever.

The internet is our shared space. It helps us connect. It spreads opportunity. It enables us to learn. It gives us a voice. It makes us stronger and safer together.

To keep the internet strong, we need to keep it secure. That’s why at Facebook we spend a lot of our energy making our services and the whole internet safer and more secure. We encrypt communications, we use secure protocols for traffic, we encourage people to use multiple factors for authentication and we go out of our way to help fix issues we find in other people’s services.

The internet works because most people and companies do the same. We work together to create this secure environment and make our shared space even better for the world.

This is why I’ve been so confused and frustrated by the repeated reports of the behavior of the US government. When our engineers work tirelessly to improve security, we imagine we’re protecting you against criminals, not our own government.

The US government should be the champion for the internet, not a threat. They need to be much more transparent about what they’re doing, or otherwise people will believe the worst.

I’ve called President Obama to express my frustration over the damage the government is creating for all of our future. Unfortunately, it seems like it will take a very long time for true full reform.

So it’s up to us — all of us — to build the internet we want. Together, we can build a space that is greater and a more important part of the world than anything we have today, but is also safe and secure. I’m committed to seeing this happen, and you can count on Facebook to do our part.

The motivation behind this post is still not so clear but it makes me happy to see the kind of enthusiasm this man has for a free internet and keeping it secure from hack attacks and small minded bureaucratic / political attacks. 

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Facebook Ads seems to be of no use

Facebook has grown as the biggest thing of last decade and it has a billion users which makes it very likable for marketing of products or services or anything. And it won’t be wrong to say that it is famous among people and businesses. People make fb page for their business then invite people to like it and their ideas start to reach to a greater audience.

Happy story, right? Not so much. Bad things start happening when one starts promoting their business with Promote page options, something like this:

Now you start getting likes like crazies and you get them from places and age group in which you promoted it. It is all good except that this leads to a problem that these likes do not seem genuine. Pages even though they are promoted receive same amount of traffic and popularity as they had earlier although their page has 10K likes. Doesn’t sound alright? But it is the truth, that most of these likes are not genuine. They can lead you no where.

For basics click on the profiles you will see their personal information is fishy and not so trustworthy. They like too many pages, even their friends are weird and no matter how deep you dig you can’t find anything about these guys to feel good. Even though you report the guys and their profiles are deleted the number of likes remain the same on your page.

This guy, Veritasium’s creator, Derek Muller, explains in video below what his story:

So are these bots? Well maybe. But if answer is yes then why pay facebook so much to get likes? Do people using such tools not know about it?  The answer is going to sound really stupid but YES People know that the traffic remains almost same, at least one who understand fb do.So why do this? Well it sounds and looks great if you have huge number of likes on your page. This increases your likability among new users who see your page.

Whatever your reasons maybe, think enough and ensure you are making right choice. Marketing of your product is necessary but you got to understand if the people who you will be targeting through this media will be real people or the bots.

Related Articles:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/02/10/this-blogger-paid-facebook-to-promote-his-page-he-got-80000-bogus-likes-instead/
http://www.besttechie.com/2014/02/10/does-facebooks-promote-your-page-rely-on-fake-likes-and-click-farms/
http://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-advertising-fake-likes-2014-2?IR=T