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October 10, 2008

My Facebook doesn't understand me

Posted by : Michael Lund
Filed under : Internet

We've been friends for more than a year and I've been very open about my relationship.

What the?!

What the?!

I always told Facebook I was married, right from the beginning so there was never any embarrassing misunderstandings.

So why is Facebook telling me to look for singles in Australia (right)?

Seems to me Facebook should have a long chat with its advertising placement program and teach it a few lessons about NOT acting as match-maker with married men.

It's strange when you think about it.

Here's Google chucking ads at you every time you do a search - based purely on your search words - in the hope you might be interested.

Google has no idea who is actually doing the search.

Then there's Facebook which has all this personal information about you to the point some see it as a huge security risk that can lead to identity theft, and it's chucking ads out at random with no obvious reasoning.

Facebook should be an advertiser's dream.

If someone wants to target all the 24-year-old male train-spotters who live within a 10 mile radius of Crew, UK, with details on a new detachable hood, then Facebook should be your preferred medium.

Just what every train spotter needs

Just what every train spotter needs

Instead Facebook is chucking singles ads a married men.

Will someone get me Mark Zuckerberg on the line please... tell him it's urgent!

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