Thriving Industry of Facebook Like Farms

Mark Tisdale

Geek with a camera! I love music, travel, and most of all I love photography and art. At heart, I’m still a geeky comic book reading, sci-fi-watching nerd.

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7 Responses

  1. Thanks Mark – shared!

  2. Paul says:

    It would be nice if people like Facebook didn’t just strip EXIF data!

    • Mark Tisdale says:

      There are too many sites that strip that data when creating the version they display (i.e. lower res/smaller) version. I agree, I wish they would all keep the EXIF data if it exists. It would definitely help. I don’t know that it would entirely stop people from re-using it, but unless they went to the effort to remove it, the data would be there. Not only would it be nice if they kept it, it would be nice if they all made it available to the viewer. If one of my images appeared on the Super Happy Picture Sharing Facebook page, I’d like the user to be able to hover it and see my contact details. Yes, I am a dreamer. 🙂

  3. Tammy Hornek says:

    I’m glad to read that someone has noticed.The same “friends” who share frustration that I”share” too much about my art business, share these like-farm photos constantly. It’s amazing to me how happy people are to share content for complete strangers and yet annoyed by legitimate businesses of their own family and friends.

  1. April 24, 2013

    […] About the author: Mark E Tisdale is a visual artist whose work is largely based on his travel photography. Whatever the location, the underlying goal behind all of his work is capturing andsharing the inherent beauty of our world. His work may be seen at Beautiful World Art. Visit his website here. This article originally appeared here. […]

  2. April 26, 2013

    […] way, at least do your proper homework and find out the post’s content’s origin. In the words of blogger Mark Tisdale, “Simply question the motives behind the content you’re liking. Otherwise, you’re simply […]

  3. June 11, 2013

    […] Tisdale has written an article entitled “Thriving Industry of Facebook Like Farms”,  in which he gives an example of a ten-month-old site that has received 800,000 “Likes” […]

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