Thursday, 24 March 2011

Facebook Test Mines Real-Time Conversations for Ad Targeting | Digital - Advertising Age

This month -- and for the first time -- Facebook started to mine real-time conversations to target ads. The delivery model is being tested by only 1% of Facebook users worldwide. On Facebook, that's a focus group 6 million people strong.
The closest Facebook has come to real-time advertising has been with its most recent ad offering, known as sponsored stories, which repost users' brand interactions as an ad on the side bar. But for the 6 million users involved in this test, any utterance will become fodder for real-time targeted ads.

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