SevenCubed - 8:56 pm on Nov 21, 2010 (gmt 0) [edited by: tedster at 10:05 pm (utc) on Nov 21, 2010]
I'm enjoying reading the healthy discussion of this thread. Based on what members have posted so far it's painting quite a clear picture -- user intention. I've stated elsewhere that I am anti social media marketing, but not anti social media. And I am pro-marketing when it is done respectfully. Shoving ads in people's faces when they visit a site for emotional reasons is not respectful.
Intention here is crystal clear. People go to face book to keep in touch with loved ones, family, relatives, friends, or to stoke their egos to find out how many people are loving them. Their intention is "checking in", not "in purchase mode".
People who go to search engines often have intent to purchase and are researching their product or service for best source of value so of course they are more receptive to suggestive ads. I hope that advertisers continue to loose massive amounts of money in Facebook ads because they shouldn't be in those people's faces (pun intended) anyway.
[edit reason] member request to clarify meaning [/edit]
[edited by: tedster at 10:05 pm (utc) on Nov 21, 2010]