What Facebook thinks you like


#1

For the chumps who have given in to being on Facebook-

If you go to https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences it gives you all the things Facebook thinks you like and uses to choose adverts. Most of them are really weird.

It thinks I like exorcism, rituals, miracles, lasers, perfection, ruins and “cosmopolitan distribution”. For food I only like water and grapes. Therefore Facebook thinks I have mystical powers. My friend found he just had the word mammal and some animals like bats and chickens.


#2

Interesting how these things for individuals are so so wrong, but en masse, so right.

Can’t get my head round stuff like that #freaksmynut


#3

They’ve largely nailed it in fairness to them (Randy Marsh aside (!?))


#4

I like Hell and Poetry, apparently.


#5

Correct on two out of eight. Someone needs to get fired over the “sports” suggestion, though.


#6

I just found that if you click on each interest you can see examples of ads targeted to that word.


#7

fucking do love “television programme” to be fair


#8

Education: surface runoff
Food: lemon
Hobbies: lonesome George


#9

aight then


#10

TBF it’s got me pretty good in most areas, apart from thinking I like Mumsnet (I guess because I’m a married woman in her twenties). Explains all the ads I get for Clearblue pregnancy tests and playgroups.


#11

I got fucking cycling weekly because of you chumps.


#12

I’ve just deleted all of mine- will check back at some time in the future to see what it thinks I like now.


#13

it thinks i like aluminium.

:smiley:


#14

Ha Ha! Everybody knows you HATE aluminium. Stupid Facebook!


#15

“rituals, miracles, lasers, perfection, ruins” sounds like something from a Borges story.


#16

Apparently I like “wax” and “mile”.


#17

think it thinks i’m some sort of pound-shop rapper


#18

Hobbies and activities :’)


#19

There’s def some cause and effect there.


#20

knife