Thursday, 20 December 2007

More on advertising and Facebook

"The moment I decided I had to leave Facebook was when I discovered that its latest advertising gimmick sent information about members' purchases on other sites to Facebook even when they were not logged on there. It was bad enough that this information be sent at all to the company. I don't see it is any of Facebook's business what I do elsewhere on the web. But that the company should be sent the information when I am not even logged in is intolerable". Andrew Brown from the Guardian continues here.

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I am director of the Media and Persuasive Communication (MPC) network at Bangor University where I also lecture on political-economy of the media. I am currently working on a book provisionally titled Deconstructing Privacy for Peter Lang and leading two empirical projects in connection with privacy perception and the use of new media for smoking cessation. I am author of Creativity and Advertising: Affect, Events and Process (Routledge, 2013); The Mood of Information: A Critique of Behavioural Advertising (Continuum, 2011); and Digital Advertising (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2009). Please contact me at if you are interested in Ph.D supervision or consultancy services.