In which I get a personalized Facebook ad!

May 1, 2018 • 8:00 am

I’ve been complaining on my Facebook page about the volume of ads I get, and how I try to make them more infrequent by clicking on each one and saying “it’s not relevant to me.” My hope, which of course is futile, is that this will eventually eliminate the ads completely, since nothing will be seen as relevant to my interests. I know that this won’t work, but I have no choice.

In response, reader Joe McClain posted MY OWN PERSONAL FACEBOOK AD on my siteโ€”for a retirement community called “Old Feline-Atheist Retirement Towne”, abbreviated Olde Fart. (He’s from Williamsburg and uses colonial spelling.)

Now here’s a place I could live in my dotage! If only such a place existed. Baby lions and leopards on site!

28 thoughts on “In which I get a personalized Facebook ad!

  1. Great, so when do you move in? Just the no dumb asses would do it for me. A community in the U.S. without dumb asses does not currently exist. The white house has a moron and known idiot and that is first hand from his own staff.

    1. The sad thing is he suffers a severe hereditary form of affluenza which apparently does not skip generations.This condition is what disables any sense of humility, empathy, and in his case self-awareness.

  2. Faeces Book – I refuse to do.
    Twi#ter on the other hand is a constant source of brief but useful info & links to articles that DO interest me. I do not have it on all the time so inevitably there is much I miss, but there is life away from screens.
    PLEASE SOMEBODY, get Jerry a session with a lion/tiger/other large Felid cub! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Gee, if they build it I hope they include low cost RV spots for old leaky largely non-functional Winnebago’s. Us feline loving atheist poor folk need places to park our rigs.

    1. I second this. I haven’t used Facebook in years, but when I did, ad blockers worked just fine. I can’t imagine that Facebook denies access to those using such software, as about 26% of desktop computer users employ them.

      Jerry, you should definitely consider using some kind of ad blocker (unless you have a moral objection to doing so). If you use the Chrome web browser, go to this link and install this extension:

    2. I use Adblock Plus and it works fine with Facebook.

      I also use an extension called Facebook Purity. As well as removing all ads from FB by default, it has oodles of options to tweak just about every part of FB. I’ve got FB whittled down to just the stuff I’m interested in.

      If all else fails and you’re using a compatible browser (e.g. Firefox), you can install Greasemonkey. It allows you to tweak a given webpage in just about any way, using Javascript. I use it to clean out unwanted content, change fonts, widen columns to make better use of my screen, etc.

  4. I don’t have a Facebook account, but I have to say “Old Feline-Atheist Retirement Towne” sounds fun. Unfortunately, as my wife is still working, I guess I wouldn’t be eligible… yet…

  5. Thanks for the kind words, all. It was fun and Prof. CC (E) gave me the perfect opening. (And yes, there are ducks. And squirrels.) WiFi throughout Olde FART, except PuffHo doesn’t always load.

  6. I would be very interested in retiring here, but it really depends on da community ROOLZ…

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