What terrible things is facebook advertising you today?

Discussion in 'computers, web and general tech' started by sim667, Feb 15, 2018.

  1. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Sometimes, granted, facebook advertising delivers me a gem...... Like my white hat hacking course. But mostly its just cryptocurrency ponzi scehmes etc.

    Every now and then it throws up something ridiculous, just recently I've been getting "Anarchy street fashion", which seems to be Justin Bieber wannabes wearing jackets with pentagrams scrawled on the back

    So what gems is facebook advertising deliver you.

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  2. S☼I

    S☼I I'm good, but I'm no Coalface.

    Guitars and trainers, as usual
  3. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    Lumber, a movie called Annihilation, and medical trials for cannabis users. I don't need any lumber and I don't smoke weed - the movie sounds OK though.
  4. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    I don't get ads on facebook
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  5. Yu_Gi_Oh

    Yu_Gi_Oh 天天好心情

    I don't get ads on my laptop, but at work, where I teach English for Academic Purposes, Facebook often suggests I use Grammarly. :mad:
  6. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    Sometimes the algorithm starts showing me something and just won't give up - I was seeing ads for this T-shirt every day for what seemed like months.


    After that it was the Buffalo and Cleveland tourist boards pestering me non-stop to visit their cities.
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  7. NoXion

    NoXion Keep an eye out for diamonds

    I have uBlock Origin installed for Firefox, because fuck advertisements and the worthless spivvy shitweasels who push them.
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  8. gosub

    gosub ~#

  9. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    Facebook thinks I want to eat something called a KFC Waffle Double Down. Facebook is extremely wrong...

  10. bemused

    bemused Well-Known Member

    Nothing, but as Samsung won't let me uninstall the app I'm sure they are harvesting the shit out of my data.
  11. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    Who the fuck is going to want to buy this? Even Nicolas Cage would probably think twice...

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  12. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Kinda tempted tbh
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  13. Mrs D

    Mrs D . Banned

    No idea what this is, perhaps Spanish?

  14. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Trying to sell you houses in colombia I think
  15. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    They should probably think about changing the name of this event.

    Or maybe it really is a white supremacist boat party, hard to tell from that photo of the guests.
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  16. dessiato

    dessiato Life is a lemon, and I want my money back

    I get a lot of removal firms offering to help me move to the UK. But this one is a good one that's popping up a lot this week.


    I'm very tempted.

    I got this one today:


    I'm not sure whether to contact him or not. I'd like a trunk full of dollars. But do I want to join the illuminati?
  17. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen Well-Known Member

    Perhaps Facebook is trying to feign inefficiency in terms of targeting adverts following the Cambridge analytica business...

    I get loads of poorly written adverts with nothing on the front page indicating location of the business or what the service is.

    I feel obliged to wind them up on occasion especially if it's for making loads of lolly or facial peels or whatever ... which reminds me the Barbara Cartland photo is getting a bit old and I need to find some polyfilla ones.
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2019
  18. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen Well-Known Member

    Enjoy travel but would prefer to work from home ? Screenshot_20190430-153802.jpg
    First crude attempt at a screen grab on my phone
  19. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen Well-Known Member

    This shows how scienced I am :)


    I still can't get the hang of screen grabbing on an Android phone
  20. iona

    iona makes George Orwell look like a dalek

    Leave the volume buttons alone, just press & hold the power button till the switch off / restart / screenshot options come up
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  21. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Whatever it is, I'm against it

    Lately people keep trying to sell me Ireland.

    Little do they know I'm very wary of this sort of thing ever since that whole Argentina debacle.
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  22. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen Well-Known Member

    Phone shut down
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  23. RubyToogood

    RubyToogood can't remember what goes here

    I just ask Google to do it now.
  24. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen Well-Known Member

    It's probably because I got an ancient version of Android running on this thing been putting off an update for a year now.
  25. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    I was never for a second thinking about going to see Mark Knopfler 2,700 miles away, tbh.

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  26. BristolEcho

    BristolEcho Well-Known Member

    I googled that street wear company expecting to hate it, but they do some nice trainers. :hmm:
  27. kropotkin

    kropotkin libcom

    It is the best thing I've seen in a year

    Toxic Masculinity Wear
  28. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen Well-Known Member

    I would want a built-in life jacket :p
  29. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    TBF they do look quite handy.
  30. 8ball

    8ball Bar Bore Silver Medallist

    I've been getting those too.
    Maybe you bought some work trousers (as in the kind builders wear) in the least year - that's the only thing I can think of.

    Or maybe that's the "Gordon option" for people who don't fit their algorithms.

    Today it was a fake leather jacket from some dodgy company.

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