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Facebook Kills Places, Deals Products 40

Posted by timothy
from the there-can-be-only-groupon dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Following the announcement about its major privacy revamp this week, Facebook has announced it is killing two of its products. The company has axed Facebook Places, although it is still adding new location features at the same time. In addition, the social network has has axed Facebook Deals, although Check-in Deals will still be available."
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Facebook Kills Places, Deals Products

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  • by countertrolling (1585477) on Saturday August 27, 2011 @07:56PM (#37231150) Journal

    What, is Slashdot gonna print every press release from these people on the front page? I mean really, who gives a fuck about facebook, except the damn teeny boppers? What can't you people do a writeup on Redhat 5.2 running on a Mac Performa, or something?

    • by cvtan (752695) on Saturday August 27, 2011 @08:08PM (#37231198)
      Clearly you have no idea about what is really important.
      • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

        by Anonymous Coward

        Yeah, like, why TF is the NASCAR race on ABC being superseded by f'ing Hurricane coverage - I can see that anywhere, but the race is ONLY available on f'ing ABC.

    • by Aerorae (1941752)
      Booooooooooooooooooooring~~~~~~~~ (that's why)
    • Facebook is not news. Facebook is not for nerds, it is for fools. What we need is not more Facebook folderol, but a script that will mod -3 (idjit) anybody who is damn fool enough to even entertain the notion of having a Facebook account.

      • by Ltap (1572175)
        We have an apple.slashdot.org. Why not a facebook.slashdot.org? Then we could filter out stories from it and be a lot happier.
    • by syockit (1480393)
      If you have to blame, blame the community. Apparently, when a select number of moderators is elected from the readership to determine what gets to the front page, there are always a significant number which will mod this kind of news up.
    • Considering that Facebook probably has a market share Redhat can even dream of - and not just the 'damn teeny boppers' as you said, but just about every demographic there is - I'd say people do give a fuck.

    • I give a fuck. I'm not a teeny bopper, but I have my idiot sons, my dingaling wife and her dingaling sisters, a myriad of lackwit coworkers, some oddball friends and associates, and some freaky neighbors who are all pretty clueless about online privacy. None of them listen to me, but one day, when a whole bunch of them start saying, "How did blah-blah learn all this crap about me?" I can say, "I told you so!"

      Much of what happens to privacy online is unconscionable. Sending an email, or a message to a per

    • by gmhowell (26755)

      What, is Slashdot gonna print every press release from these people on the front page? I mean really, who gives a fuck about facebook, except the damn teeny boppers? What can't you people do a writeup on Redhat 5.2 running on a Mac Performa, or something?

      You misspelled Yellow Dog. And you better have an FPU (pisses me off, I only had a Mac with a 68LC040)

  • by Anonymous Coward

    I had no idea that they even existed in the first place. Well, I guess I won't miss them!

  • So, basically they are copying Google+ already...
  • Products have both mass and volume. Otherwise it's a service. Or, do you really think those boxes of insurance on Progressive commercials are really products.

    Don't be fooled by corporate babel-speak.

  • If anything this whole post was just for the sake of making a misleading headline that vilifies facebook while the reality being harmless and, frankly, pointless.

    Got your clicks though, didn't it?

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