by Mary C. Long
Tailoring your News Feed to your interests and likes has been a core concept of Facebook since its early beginnings. But have you noticed that now, when Facebook recommends a store, brand, film, etc., it also lets you know which of your friends like it, too?
When that happens, do you scratch your head and say to yourself, “Well, how do they know what my friends like?”
The answer is that all of the third-party applications you and your friends have installed on your computers have access to your information.
And boy, do those apps like to gossip.
Ok, maybe they’re not GOSSIPING, but they are trading information back and forth, even when you’re not specifically using the app in question.
Read the full post on Inside Facebook.