I’m pretty sure Facebook is profiling me, but I’m sure they don’t care. I’ve noticed that the ads on my news feed are becoming more personalized. No longer am I treated to some buxom ‘Sassy Susie’ who is wearing a toddler’s t-shirt; no, I haven’t seen her in a long time.
(Note: Sassy Susie is actually the name I gave to one of my grandmother’s figurines that she collected. S. Susie is a pink clad gal who looks like she could be part of a chorus line in Vegas; she sits on the lower left tier of the vanity that I also inherited from my grandmother. On the upper right tier is the more modestly dressed and respectable Handless Hannah. I never found out why she is missing her right hand but it seems to add to her humility and thus I’ve raised her position. I suppose I’m profiling Susie and Hannah but they haven’t complained yet.)
Now I see a lot of ads for homeschool textbook suppliers and groups. That’s OK. I don’t mind that. But now they are getting into my political interests or what they perceive to be my political interests.
I get page suggestions saying that so many of my friends ‘like’ Sean Hannity and I might ‘like’ him too. As a matter of fact I don’t particularly care for Mr. Hannity’s show. It irritates me mostly. Then it was suggested to me by FB that I might like Sarah Palin. It’s true I think that I might like her on a personal level. But on a political level, no again.
Clearly FB has profiled me as conservative which is true although I don’t jump on the Palin and Hannity band wagons. I favor states rights very much and the more de-centralized the Federal government can be the happier I am. I hate, hate, hate progressivism/liberalism/socialism/Marxism/fascism as ideologies. Abhor them I truly do.
Yet the kicker today on FB was the ad asking me if I was frustrated by my husband’s chewing tobacco addiction. Excuse me? I’m conservative and so my husband must be a chewing tobacco addicted redneck? I clicked on the ‘x’ button and another message popped up asking why I wanted to delete the ad. I was given about five choices to choose from. With a wry smile I clicked on ‘offensive’ as the reason I didn’t want the ad. Maybe I’m being overly sensitive just like the illegal aliens crossing over into Arizona screaming about their ‘right’ to be illegally here in the U.S. I too, am only human.