Posted in facebook, Social Media
December 7th, 2014

Does Facebook turns users into products?

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg hasn’t taken too kindly to some comments Apple CEO Tim Cook made a while back that seemed to imply Google and Facebook turned its users into “products.”

In an interview with Time, an irritated Zuck said that the demonizing of ad-based revenue models for Facebook was ridiculous. Though Cook’s comments were probably geared toward more direct competitors, like Google, what he said could be applied to Facebook.

“A frustration I have is that a lot of people increasingly seem to equate an advertising business model with somehow being out of alignment with your customers,” Zuckerberg said. “

What, you think because you’re paying Apple that you’re somehow in alignment with them? If you were in alignment with them, then they’d make their products a lot cheaper.”