Facebook and the humor of focused advertising

16 Jul

So, I am active on Facebook (click here if you want to befriend me there).  There are wonderful things about Facebook and irritating ones, as well.  Wonderful includes connecting with old friends from high school and previous co-workers and long-lost family members.  Irritating includes addictive games and focused advertising.

Facebook looks carefully at your profile and chooses ads that are most likely to appeal to you.  Sometimes with most effective results and sometimes with hilarious results.  Sometimes, Facebook could take a closer look at the profiles before choosing certain ads.

A case in point . . .

hotsinglesWhen this ad showed up on my Facebook page, I had to really laugh.  First of all, I’m married and listed as married.  Second of all, that picture . . . that’s my husband.  So, somehow, Facbook, in all it’s computer-generated wisdom, decided that I’d be interested in knowing that my husband is wanting to fix me up with some hot singles.  All I can say is, it seems a bit unlikely.  Just a bit, you know?

So, uh, gee, thanks, Honey but no thanks.  I’m good.  No need for hot singles here.

What about you?  Any funny Facebook ads showing up in your account?  Is your spouse trying to fix you up with a hot date for the weekend?  Do share.


16 Responses to “Facebook and the humor of focused advertising”

  1. Phyllis 16 July, 2009 at 8:52 am #

    maybe he’s the hot guy that their website would fix you up with? 🙂

    • Liza Lee Miller 16 July, 2009 at 10:06 am #

      There’s a thought. Forget Chemistry.com and that ilk, Facebook will fix you up with someone they KNOW you’ll like! 🙂

  2. wende 16 July, 2009 at 9:31 am #

    I ignore the ads, usually. Lately, I’m finding facebook too much like high-school. Only we’re all a bit to old be acting like it. Hee.

    • Liza Lee Miller 16 July, 2009 at 10:07 am #

      Laugh! Yea, it does have that aspect to it. I find the merging of all my worlds at once disconcerting and fun. Weird stuff.

  3. wende 16 July, 2009 at 9:32 am #

    too old…I can type! 😀

  4. amarkonmywall 16 July, 2009 at 12:13 pm #

    Ya. He’s hot alright. I usually get a picture of Brad Pitt with “See who has been searching for you!” but today I get Tupperware and Hurricanes Are Coming! (replacement windows). Clearly Wende isn’t getting the full benefits of FaceBook. I’ll go tell her about Farkle.

    • Liza Lee Miller 18 July, 2009 at 10:08 pm #

      Well, if Brad is looking for me . . . or you! Facebook is the place to find us! I’m not convinced he’s really looking for us though. But, yes, Wende needs to know about Farkle! 🙂

  5. KGMom 16 July, 2009 at 12:42 pm #

    I confess to not really noticing the ads on FB. Hmmm–there’s a study. Who pays attention to ads on FB?

  6. Susan Gets Native 16 July, 2009 at 3:22 pm #

    A friend of mine had one of those pop up on her…and it was her SON.

  7. Crafty Green Poet 16 July, 2009 at 10:52 pm #

    That’s hilarious! I ignore the ads, usually

    • Liza Lee Miller 18 July, 2009 at 10:12 pm #

      It is pretty funny. Might be worth checking them out!

  8. robin andrea 17 July, 2009 at 6:33 am #

    I didn’t even know Facebook has ads. Shows you how much attention I pay to that page. It is interesting that they sent you Greg’s picture as a singles come-on. Now I’m going to see who they might send me. I’m hoping it’s Roger.

    • Liza Lee Miller 18 July, 2009 at 10:11 pm #

      I’m hoping it’s Roger too . . . and not Greg!!! Greg was worried they were sending his face out there for ALL “hot singles” ads. That’s a scary thought!

  9. Vickie Henderson 23 July, 2009 at 5:59 pm #


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