If you follow frugal blogs, surely you’ve seen in. “Sara Lee/Ritz/Kraft coupons” if you become a fan on Facebook (FB). Personally, I’ve fallen for it a few times. The rush of seeing that coupon on the screen, the whir of the printer as it creates something FOR FREE from mere ink and paper. Ahh, what a feeling! But then FB puts the kibosh on my little high when the company asks for access to all my friends’ profiles. Buzzkill! I always back out before hitting that crucial “allow” button.
I’m not the paranoid type. My information is all over the internet by this point. Google my name, and you come up with more than one page of hits (wo-hoo!). I’m okay with that, I still sleep well at night. But willfully exposing all my friends to that without their knowledge or permission? Hunh-uh. Maybe they’re particular about who knows what about them (if they are, they probably shouldn’t be on FB, but anyway…). Who am I to hand their heads over to the big corporations? To me, a free package of Oreo Cakesters isn’t worth that.
And don’t even get me started on Farmville…
How do you feel about Facebook? Do you FB? Do you troll for freebies? And share – if you’re on FB, how many pages are you a “fan” of?