Thursday, December 27, 2012

Facebook Thinks I'm A Taliban

Facebook is giving me an identity crises
...At least that was the joke I made to my wife this morning when I saw the post below. The reply was "See, I always told you that you're on some list." A joke in poor taste and a much-needed chuckle after a busy and frantic holiday weekend. The amusement was short lived as I read some of the amazingly ignorant and shameful comments. This isn't a political blog, and I have no interest in politics- however, some of the comments were shameful in their level of xenophobia.

Now, I have a twisted sense of humor for sure. I'll throw pretty much any ethnic group (including my own) under the bus for a good laugh. But there wasn't a whole lot of laughing going on at the link I clicked on. It seems like I was the only one who found it amusing.

Clearly Facebook has a bug in their keep-stupid-ads-in-your-face algorithm, which decides what stupid ads to show you. Since I don't speak Arabic, I'm just going to assume that the ad they tried to show me stands for everything I'm against, and vice versa. Whatever algorithm that should have been deciding to show me bacon or boobs was clearly malfunctioning this morning.

Facebook must be getting ready to turn up the heat up on a big advertising push or something. It seems like those "suggested posts" have been gradually getting more annoying. My Aunt Bertha likes M&M's. Thanks for keeping that front and center in my news feed for the last 2 weeks!

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