Listen Now: Your Love Life
Facebook hopes to bring its users together, but critics say the idea is more of a heartbreaker.
Earlier this month Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a number of new features to the site. One of the more popular additions allows users to privately chat with each other and possibly kick off a love connection.
But now rival dating sites say it might not all be about hearts and flowers. They say if Facebook sticks with its traditional mold of making money then this feature will include advertisements. And once again this means your personal data could be used to make a sale.
So the target dating market of people eighteen to forty will have to be very careful with what they post on the site. This could also mean trouble for other dating sites who have advertised on facebook in the past. Now those companies are making it loud and clear that they do not sell ads, however in some cases you have to pay to use the site.
So the question is, what’s worth more? Your love life or your privacy?
CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.
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