Facebook’s New Attempt At Advertising Pissed Off My Wife!

I was watching my wife browse her Facebook and out of nowhere an ad populated the top of her screen. Pushing her profile an uncomfortable 70 pixels down, there was now an ad for Showtime offering $25 cash back if you sign up now. …WHAT THE F*CK?

Facebook Advertising On Top Of Page

At first I couldn’t believe my eyes. I went ahead and researched how long this has been going. You know what I found? NOTHING! Not one article about Facebook banner ads located at the top of the page. In fact, I went to the Facebook advertising section and this is what it said:

“Your ad cannot include any image with dimensions greater than 110 pixels wide x 80 pixels tall and should have an aspect ratio of 4:3 or 16:9.” (Source)

This ad was 566+ pixels wide…which seems to be in direct contradiction with what it says above. So where did it come from and what’s their pricing model?

Horrible Advertising…

I don’t like where this is going. It has been reported that Facebook could generate between $1 billion and $1.1 billion in revenue this year, according to Mashable. Everyone says “they need to monetize”? Well try and monetize without invading our personal space. And NURSE JACKIE? Come onnnnn!!! Oh, and now it’s serving up ads for NASCAR. Unfortunately I missed that one, but here’s the most recent one: An provocative ad for Evony, a browser-based multiplayer online game with graphic elements reminiscent of Civilization

…where the heck did they get the idea that my wife likes Nurse Jackie, Nascar and Evony? This is just entertaining.

My Wife Is Unhappy!

Somebody goofed over at corporate. I hope you don’t loose your job over this, but I’m in my 1st year of marriage. Facebook, thanks to you my wife is unhappy…and if my wife is unhappy, then I’m unhappy. Fix this!

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