2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

FaceBook add fail...

Anyone else on FaceBook....probably a lot of you.  Have you ever paid much attention to the adds that they run on the side of the page?  The adds generally consist of some product or service aimed at an interest or characteristic of you that FaceBook has been able to data mine from your page.  They run the same adds over and over but often change the pics with some random pic associated with the same data mentioned above. A few days ago the following adds appeared for me....


I don't know whats funnier...the 80+ year old guy (who was obviously tagged a veteran in some metadate tag on the pic) who is going back to school using his veteran grant supposedly.... or the fact that the country needs  a wonderfully bearded guy (well known pic of a SF soldier in Afghanistan) with the words "bad man" next to him.  Had a good chuckle over this little faux pas.

And yes, my profile pic at the time was indeed Tom Jones...

1 comment:

Thernlund said...

Having used Facebook ads personally, I can tell you that FB doesn't compose those ads. FB simply runs the ads their customers create. The order and frequency of display is chosen based on how much the customer bid "per click"; how much they're willing to pay. So the ad creator is probably a moron, but Facebook has little to do with it other than making sure the ad meets their policy guidelines.

And an aside, when I ran my ad (still running actually), I paid around $0.06 to $0.08 per click.