Love em, hate em, watch em, flick em - they are everywhere. But where I seem to hate them the most is when I come across ads online. Be they pop-ups, pop-unders
, annoying banners, or flashy video ones, I pretty much ignore most of the online ads I see as I surf around. However, what's annoyed me the most recently are the ads they have on Facebook
. You see, Facebook
allows advertisers to specify what they want their target audience to be, so that their advert will only be display to interested people. But when I log onto Facebook
, I see adverts for Gay personals, 'Find the man of your dreams today', 'Gay cruise for singles' and 'Gay speed dating in your city now!'. Okay, I get it already - I'm gay, single, and pathetic - can you come up with some new material already?
And if that wasn't bad enough, I had a rather interesting moment today when I logged into my amazon.com account to buy something for a friend. Amazon has this 'recommendations' feature where it lists items you might be interested in. So when I saw the little notification that said "We have new recommendations for you", here's the list of items that Amazon 'recommended 'to me:
- 20 Warning Signs of Down Low Brothers
- Gay and Single...Forever?
- Camp Out
- The Perfect Pregnancy Workout
- Bridget Jones's Diary (Collector's Edition)
So according to Amazon, I'm a single gay pregnant man on the DL
- and here I thought I had myself all figured out.
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