Wondermark on Facebook: You’ve Been Marketed To!

Is it possible to excerpt a single-panel comic? I’ve attempted to do that to encourage you to click to see the whole thing, the latest gem from Wondermark, the strip by David Malki (thanks Kenny Miller from MTV Networks for sharing the link – on Facebook, of course). This is a great satire of Facebook from the consumer’s vantage point.

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3 thoughts on “Wondermark on Facebook: You’ve Been Marketed To!

  1. Hi CK, I still have no love for this form of Facebook and its marketers appropriating my identity. I keep pushing for change and I’m trying to play my part in educating others, which I’ve done through public forums like this (which in turn have been giving extra attention by renowned people like Jeremiah Owyang, Howard Greenstein, yourself, and way too many others to name here) and also in private discussions. I also need to push Facebook harder personally for more answers.
    That being said, I see this as a gross misstep and one abhorrent act, and it’s not yet representative of the company as a whole. That can change, and I’m open to my opinion shifting. Heck, MySpace went from THE place for marketers to be to just another youth-targeted media buy in a matter of months (that’s a gross generalization there, as I continue to recommend MySpace in certain circumstances, but it fell far), and I’ve had shifting opinions of perhaps most noteworthy companies in this industry.
    It’s funny, just today I received an email from a colleague with the subject “you’re still a fan of blockbuster?” and the body “Why oh why?” With that much, I’m sticking with it for the research value, as my face appearing on those ads is actually a reminder to some people that this issue still merits attention. Yet most of what I’m doing on Facebook is genuinely what I personally identify with and enjoy.

  2. Oh, no question you’re doing your part (and as part of mine, I’m enjoying commenting/discussing/debating over here).
    As per this good feedback:
    “That being said, I see this as a gross misstep and one abhorrent act, and it’s not yet representative of the company as a whole. That can change, and I’m open to my opinion shifting. Heck, MySpace went from THE place for marketers to be to just another youth-targeted media buy in a matter of months (that’s a gross generalization there, as I continue to recommend MySpace in certain circumstances, but it fell far)”
    Yeah, the lessons on this are back to our original convo on crossing lines and contaminating (polluting) the space. It will be interesting to see how far they continue to go. Keep me apprised, eh?

  3. Love’s it. Can’t believe I’ve only been having this discussion since Dec. 1st with all the posts/comments/etc.
    Now, have you decided, if you still like these types of ads/experiments or not? I’m not needing to be “right” (common sense vindicates me!)…I’m just curious where you’re at with it, is all. I mean I haven’t commented on any of these posts in a whole week!
    (Thanks for pointing me to this great new site)

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