Recently I spotted an ad for “Free Baby Samples” on my Facebook home page…excuse me? I don’t have children and certainly don’t have anything on my profile about babies. But WAIT. A friend DID post something on my wall… There’s the culprit. So even though Facebook isn’t instantly deploying ads targeted to our latest status update, it does seem to be displaying ads according to what we share or our friends share on our Walls.
Facebook is somewhat elusive about what their ads actually pull from for ad targeting. From the Facebook Advertising Reach & Targeting info page: A profile is a dynamic environment where people express themselves by sharing:
what they’re doing at that moment in a status update
their birthday, occupation, all-time-favorite band, movies, TV shows and other interests in the Info tab.
their age, workplace, interests
We capture that information and share it with you in aggregate so your ad can reach the right audience. For an advertiser, profile data is a unique opportunity to reach customers like never before.
What exactly is “that information” though – is it all of it? – including what friends share on our walls? In this case it seems so.
Originally posted by davjan4
disable your mic and camera when not using. A small band-aid over the lens as well...
Originally posted by Mysticalsea
reply to post by unb3k44n7
I'm kind of paranoid about that too. I have a post it note strip over my laptop camera just in case. The funny thing is I'm not at all worried whether someone could listen to me, but I really, really don't want a picture taken when I'm not presentable.
If he didn't even have a computer in the room and didn't search online, I think it has to be a mystic sync. What I want to know is did he go out and get the macaroni and cheese?edit on 6-1-2013 by Mysticalsea because: typo
Originally posted by theblasterkid
Yeah, target advertisement. When I look at something on Amazon, the last item I looked at would be in the ad box on certain sites.