Let’s just say you have your sources—moles on the floor of the NYSE, guys who know guys, a certain colonel who’s worked his way up the ranks of Russian intelligence.
And, of course, a little up-and-comer called Facebook.
Which brings us to ContentAide, a new service devoted to spying on the Facebook pages of your enemies, online now.
So let’s back up a bit. This site basically works like this: you’ll log on, scroll through a comprehensive list of companies with Facebook pages and select the ones you want to monitor. (By which we mean spy on.)
You’ll add the up-and-coming tech company you’ve been eyeing for a merger, plus the long-standing competitor you’re on the verge of extinguishing—and here’s the beauty part: the companies won’t know you’re watching, since you haven’t liked them on Facebook.
Then, every morning, you’ll get a confidential report on the companies’ links and updates, along with updates from other companies that ContentAide thinks you might be interested in. So when a newcomer tries to sneak onto the scene unnoticed, you’ll hear about it as soon as they start making pokes.
If they’re on Friendster, you can assume they’re not a threat.