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#1 corkysru

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 05:32 AM

Seriously FFG.. I thought better of you. I come to your site 15-20 times a day just looking for new stuff to read.. but I do my best to avoid facebook. Either give us the article to read or don't. Don't dangle it in front of us.



#2 DavidAnnable

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 06:47 AM

 I don't suppose you were actually looking for an answer, but I'll provide you with one anyway.  It's called MARKETING.  FFG is a business and they're simply attempting to leverage social media to increase the visibility of an exciting new product. This will lead to increased sales which is one of the goals of a business.  Normally, there is no incentive for a person to "like" or share a product link.  This provides some small incentive.  It's not friggin' rocket science dude.  Chill out.



#3 Amuk

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 10:17 AM

FWIW, when I "Liked" it, the page said that I "and 249 others like this." So they owe us the article now.


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#4 byronczimmer

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 10:17 AM

252 Likes…

 

How is the article 'unlocked' because it wasn't automatic on the Runner article page.



#5 byronczimmer

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 10:19 AM

How many likes does it take to get to the center of an FFG Article?

 

a-one…

a-two…

a-three…

CRUUUNNNCCCHHH

 

Three!



#6 Adam

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 12:13 PM

I don't care for Facebook either and find marketing stuff through Likes distasteful and bothersome, but it doesn't upset me.  It's just an article.



#7 ChaosChild

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 12:25 PM

Well, judging by the comment "as well as a chance to unlock a complete list of all the cards in the Android: Netrunner Core Set" at the end of the latest news article, we can expect more Facebook-related shenanigans.

 



#8 Toqtamish

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 04:15 PM

OMG!! Using one of the most successful websites in the history of the world as a marketing tool! WTF!

 

Of course they are using facebook to help market their products. They are not morons.



#9 jhaelen

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 10:15 PM

Toqtamish said:

Of course they are using facebook to help market their products. They are not morons.

Unlike the morons using Facebook. Cheers!



#10 john_nld

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 02:56 AM

jhaelen said:

Toqtamish said:

 

Of course they are using facebook to help market their products. They are not morons.

 

Unlike the morons using Facebook. Cheers!

 

LIKE!



#11 Penfold

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 07:01 AM

 This is the age we live in. Social Media is a powerful tool. You can choose to participate in it or not, but companies will always attempt to leverage their customers into greater resources. Every giveaway ever, every piece of branding, every attempt to create a sense of belonging or fidelity is aimed at this purpose.

You can choose to be upset by it, but your decided emotional state is going to have very nearly zero impact on any companies decision to use these methods as long as there is a provable net positive benefit. IOW, you should already be used to it, and if you aren't you should learn to because it has existed from the first days of capitalism and will exist as long as it is around. The only that changes is the form of it.



#12 Toqtamish

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 02:46 PM

Penfold said:

 This is the age we live in. Social Media is a powerful tool. You can choose to participate in it or not, but companies will always attempt to leverage their customers into greater resources. Every giveaway ever, every piece of branding, every attempt to create a sense of belonging or fidelity is aimed at this purpose.

You can choose to be upset by it, but your decided emotional state is going to have very nearly zero impact on any companies decision to use these methods as long as there is a provable net positive benefit. IOW, you should already be used to it, and if you aren't you should learn to because it has existed from the first days of capitalism and will exist as long as it is around. The only that changes is the form of it.

 

LIKE!



#13 Penfold

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 11:27 AM

Toqtamish said:

LIKE!

+1!



#14 JerusalemJones

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 02:32 PM

I don't recall any of the other FFG games/articles asking for "X likes" to get additional content, but as far as this game is concerend, it really makes sense. We're talking cyberpunk and computer hacking here. Utilizing Facebook to promote the game seems like a no-brainer. You are using exisiting media to advertise a game about future media in a computer world. Sure, it annoys some people, but in the end there are many of us who use Facebook, personally and professionally, and I'm not going to knock FFG or anyone else for that matter in trying to leverage social media to promote their products.



#15 jhaelen

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 08:18 PM

JerusalemJones said:

I don't recall any of the other FFG games/articles asking for "X likes" to get additional content, but as far as this game is concerend, it really makes sense. We're talking cyberpunk and computer hacking here. Utilizing Facebook to promote the game seems like a no-brainer.

I'd argue the opposite. Anyone who's interested in 'hacking' is likely to be also interested in computer security and caring about what happens to your personal data. Feeding the Facebook corp your data without thought or recompense seems like a weefle-move.

It's like granting the corp a free tag every game turn - good luck with that tactic, neophyte runners!

 



#16 Hellfury

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 06:10 PM

jhaelen said:

Toqtamish said:

 

Of course they are using facebook to help market their products. They are not morons.

 

Unlike the morons using Facebook. Cheers!

 

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#17 subochre

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 03:57 AM

jhaelen said:

JerusalemJones said:

 

I don't recall any of the other FFG games/articles asking for "X likes" to get additional content, but as far as this game is concerend, it really makes sense. We're talking cyberpunk and computer hacking here. Utilizing Facebook to promote the game seems like a no-brainer.

 

I'd argue the opposite. Anyone who's interested in 'hacking' is likely to be also interested in computer security and caring about what happens to your personal data. Feeding the Facebook corp your data without thought or recompense seems like a weefle-move.

 

It's like granting the corp a free tag every game turn - good luck with that tactic, neophyte runners!

 

 

Yeah but at the same time, our hypothetical hacking enthusiast is also going to understand that "Likes" on a social networking site (of all things) are more like usenet posts than they are like social security numbers, and would be less susceptible to the knee-jerk "they're mining my datas!" alarmism that seems to have gripped the popular consciousness.



#18 Khudzlin

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 05:15 AM

I agree with the people who don't want to use facebook (no surprise, I'm one of them). The main problem is that too many people don't seem to realize that most of what they put there is accessible to a lot of people (shame on Facebook, the default is wide open access for everything). This is of course in addition to the problem of Facebook itself having access to your data. However, nothing forces you to put in your real name or any other identifying data (though people will have a hard time finding you if you do that).



#19 ffaristocrat

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 06:34 AM

 The real problem is hipsters who won't shut up about how they don't even have a Facebook account.

We get it. Good for you. No one cares.



#20 booored

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 10:54 AM

ffaristocrat said:

 

 The real problem is hipsters who won't shut up about how they don't even have a Facebook account.

We get it. Good for you. No one cares.

 

 

Yeah those hipsters all worried about privacy, personal freedom and security.. what a bunch of jerks!


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