24, female-bodied, in a relationship – so Facebook shows me ads with babies, wedding dresses, and engagement rings. Change gender on Facebook to male – suddenly I get ads pertaining to things I actually care about.

January 15th, 2013 | Comments (1)

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  1. JM:

    You know, this is something I don’t understand. Companies are depriving themselves of business by engaging in stupid stereotypes. I haven’t bought anything or been interested in buying anything I’ve seen ads for on Facebook, Hulu, etc. because everything I see is for moms and women planning weddings. I’m neither. Corporations have access to more than enough data to pinpoint ads to people’s actual interests, so why do they still use lazy stereotypes?

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