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Vanity Fair discovers Facebook, ways to drive traffic away from its site

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If anyone can offer me an explanation for this, I’d appreciate it: On the main “culture” page of VanityFair.com, underneath promos for this year’s Young Hollywood issue, is a link that reads “FLASHBACK: Pillow Fight! Evan Rachel Wood vs. Lindsay Lohan,” and this links takes you not to another page on Vanity Fair’s site, but to a Facebook-album of photos from the 2003 Young Hollywood issue, with lengthy, unformatted text captions beneath each photo. My co-worker and I have been puzzling for the past few minutes over why Vanity Fair would actively send people off its own site and over to Facebook? What is the point?

[Amusing side-note: Evan Rachel Woods, the waifish now-21-year-old actress who, at age 19, began shacking up with then-38-year-old Marilyn Manson, notes in the 2003 interview that her favorite book is Lolita.}

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Written by Elizabeth

July 10, 2008 at 3:43 pm

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  1. My guess? “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.” Facebook cannot be resisted.

    erinelizabeth

    July 10, 2008 at 4:10 pm

  2. […] Vanity Fair discovers Facebook, ways to drive traffic away from its site […]


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