I remember the good old days when the Facebook was not a place filled with shameless pandering. Sigh. As if I did not see enough advertisements during the day. For example, do I need to know that Victoria's Secret is having a semi-annual sale? Not really. To tell the truth it pretty much feels like they are ALWAYS having a sale. It must be because of the omnipresent ads and extensive sale length. Plus if you actually consider buying these cow print boots, we may have to have a fashion intervention for you. Unless you are trying to seduce a cowboy or work at a Western-themed bar I suppose.
The ads seem fairly pointless and bland. The next flyer I encountered was the “Cornell Ring Event” that was hawking school rings. This may be a bit different for guys, but I do not have the slightest inclination to spend money on a class ring. The vast majority of class rings are fairly unattractive. That is not the type of decoration my hand needs every day. Maybe if the ring had some sort of superpower attached to it… perhaps the power to walk in heels without pain. Now I would put up with an ugly ring for that bonus.
Then I was annoyed by a University of Phoenix ad. What is the purpose of this ad? Most Facebook users are current or former college students who are already attending school. (I know I am not including those High School kids. I’m sorry but they should not have been allowed on in the first place. It is the equivalent of inviting high schoolers to your next frat party. Bad news for all.) Anyway, the whole concept of an online school just bothers me. Not good enough for a normal classroom like the rest of us?
I just wish there was some area of my life that was a safe haven from stupid advertising. The Facebook obviously is not the place to turn. I just have to hope my email stays ad-free. Please?