Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I Have a Complaint

Yeah, I know, so what else is new? At least this one is about a new subject.

I started a Facebook fan page like a good little marketer even though I have no idea of what to do with it or how it's supposed to help me other than to datamine and spread my and my friends' personal information all over the internet. Don't get me wrong, the one lady that comes and talks to me is very nice but it isn't like I've got some big following. I wander around liking things that have anything to do with plus sizes in the hopes that someone might know I exist there.

I think that I might be one of the only people that designs plus size clothes that doesn't wear them but now every one of the ads that show up on my page is either for dangerous fad diets or junk food. Talk about a mixed message! It's like the marketing people can't decide whether to kill you by starving you to death or loading you up with enough empty fat calories to stop your heart. The pages that tell you to eat less and exercise more oddly enough don't have anywhere near the number of likes as the ones that tell you that you can drop 100 pounds in 6 months and keep it off forever. No wonder so many women have body image and self-esteem problems. Something tells me that when someone likes straight size shops they don't get bombarded with food ads.

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  1. That's just fucked up. Sadly, people want a quick and easy way to lose weight, and that's just not going to happen.

  2. They have ads on Facebook?

    I never see them thanks to Adblock and Noscript, although some sites are getting hip to Noscript and don't work at all without enabling them all. But I can do it temporarily.

    Also the more people I know on Facebook, the less I use it. I don't want to mix my online communities all together.

    Oh, and Facebook isn't for you - it's for Facebook so they can sell information. Unless they start behaving as though people are their customers instead of their datamining clients, I think people will drift off. (Maybe just wishful thinking).


  3. Hi -

    I'm running both of those also but for some reason they won't block the ads on my fan page and when I try to forbid those I lose most of the page. It might be something to do with the fact that it's a business page. Do you see ads on the right if you look at my fan page? If you don't see them then I'm going to keep trying. I never see ads anywhere else.


    I don't know what to do with mine and I forget that it's there unless I don't log off after an update and then see my avatar all over the place. I feel like I'm being stalked by a piece of software. I wish that google didn't give you points for having a fan page because otherwise I would shut it down in a heartbeat. It's bad enough that google bots read my email and then related ads appear on my page. I just want to scream "FFS it's Gail that's the gourmet cook, not me. Stop trying to sell me professional cookware!"

    Maybe it bugs me more because I spent so many years hammering at law enforcement systems and trying to break through all of the firewalls and encryption protocols that we set up to make sure that no one else could do it either. The idea that software purposely spews data all over the internet is an abomination to me.