credibility for sale pt. 2

…And while I’m on the subject of stupid adverts, I’m a little bit worried by facebook’s user-tailored adverts, especially when I keep getting options like this:

the-demographics-i-am-in

 Is this what facebook thinks I am? Are these supposed to represent the demographics I am in? People who are:

A) nearly 30 and are so pleased about it that they want to be constantly reminded with a kitsch fucking t-shirt that has the year of their birth on it

B) make ‘hilarious’ prank calls on people, and 

C) not only need to get a get a girlfriend, but are so screwed up about it that they have to be marketed at by an advert that offers to tell them whether they are even capable of being a boyfriend?

Is this me? Is this really me? 

You remember the good old days, before there were adverts on facebook? Was the bigger server really so expensive that paying for it means I have to be taunted about my age and social ineptitude? Has facebook really been improved by this?

I HAVE A GIRLFRIEND! I! HAVE! A! GIRLFRIEND! NOW LEAVE ME THE HELL ALONE! Grasping bastards…

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2 Comments

  1. hmm, just use AdBlockPlus on firefox to block the ads 😛

  2. But the last advert was about being a GOOD boyfriend… 😛
    Maybe sitting in a cafe drinking coffee by the library so your girlfriend doesn’t leave you isn’t QUITE good enough… Necessary, but not sufficient… 😛


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