New 2013 Facebook Cover Rules Text Allowance Reduced

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  • “Facebook people react negatively to content that they perceive as inauthentic or impersonal.” – if that were the case, FB should simply let its users make that choice. If they don’t like it, they won’t click on it. However, since FB is actively trying to make money by selling aps and ads, I don’t believe the “we’re trying to make it personal” line.

  • Facebook has always tried to prevent becoming the next MySpace. That’s a good thing. Now if they could just detect ecards ….

  • Good God! What is the need to regulate something to the maximum degree?
    Next they’re going to tell you it can’t be made in Adobe or Corel software, has to be done on a computer that has no brand name on it and can only be changed on Tuesdays with a full moon in the month of June.
    Really? WHY do they feel this necessary?

  • I’m with James – I never liked MySpace and don’t want to see FB turn into it. If you give everyone too much freedom to do what they want, many will overdo it. FB was initially just social networking between people, business just found a great way to use it for marketing. They are doing their best to keep the site from getting to “kitschy”

    • I’m confused, and I think you have missed the underlying motive for the MANY changes that Facebook has been implementing (mostly covertly)…the underlying motive is that FB wants to make people PAY FOR ADS. People won’t pay for as many ads if they are permitted to place ad content on their cover images. If someone doesn’t like a business or person’s FB Cover Image then they don’t have to subscribe to them or “Like” them. No one is forcing them to view anyone else’s Cover Image….coming next, Facebook Posts will no longer be permitted to contain any words defined by facebook as “Businessey”

  • Most of the rules have been in effect from the beginning of the business pages even though most have been ignoring them. I am confused as to the 20% rule though since it is nowhere to be seen in the Facebook Terms of service and guidelines

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