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RentalRoost Brings Facebook Into Process Of Matching Up Home Seekers, Available Properties

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A wide range of opinions exists on whether all of the data Facebook has on its users is a good thing, but it could turn out to be a very good thing for Facebook users looking for places to live, as RentalRoost, a San Francisco Bay-area-based website that incorporates Facebook data into its rankings of available properties, prepares to go nationwide later this month.

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How Facebook Can Break Into The Markets Of Craigslist And Ebay

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Facebook is moving to position itself as the hub of all interest-based communities (Pinterest, Spotify, Foodspotting, and Goodreads, for example) with its open graph platform. The people we follow in these networks are not necessarily our friends, but people whose content interests us. At the end of the day, all of these communities are peer-to-peer. Facebook can reimagine two big peer-to-peer markets with real identity, discovery, and imitation enabled by open graph at the center.

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UPDATED: Different Kinds Of Facebook Ads May Come To Your News Feed

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Facebook has tried to monetize individual users by asking if they’d pay a few bucks to promote their posts so they can reach more friends. Now, according to a story in The Daily, Facebook is reportedly testing a model where users can pay a small fee to have classified ads in users’ news feeds. While the company confirmed to AllFacebook that the site is testing different ways to put ads in news feeds, it added that they will definitely not be classified ads.

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