a reply to: SmurfRider
Ever see those "sponsored" or "suggested" posts that you scroll by? Those are paid advertisements.
Ever made and run an ad on Facebook?
It's creepy. You can get insanely specific on your target audience, all based on the information Facebook has gleaned by people willfully giving it to
I can specifically target an audience who:
-college degree, masters degree or higher
-first time home buyer
-home over 2,000 square feet
-away from home (traveling)
-average income $70,000 to $120,000
-Specific country, state OR city (or combinations)
-has kids in high school
-likely republican voter
-plays games that have in-app purchases
-works in nursing
-high credit utilization
And we haven't even gotten to "interests" yet -- which that list could be 10 times longer than the one above. What movies, tv shows, music, books,
radio, social causes/movements, celebrities, personalities and news organizations. You can dial in the adverts with extreme precision. You can even
target ads to just go to certain people that work for certain companies in certain cities and states.
All because that information is being willingly given out by people on Facebook, and the sites Facebook partners with who share/sell advertising
I'm not kidding. 100% not kidding. Some here might have run ads on Facebook and know what I'm talking about.
Just remember, they only can use what you give them...