You have to love the creativity of advertisers. We’re always finding ways to push products, and this new world of technology is only making it more fun — for us.
But as we’re able to target more and more work, consumers are realizing that they’re being taken advantage of in ways that they can’t even follow.
Facebook is a great one.
Did you know that if you are a fan of some company, or belong to a group or cause, those firms can create and place ads on Facebook that will appear to YOUR friends? The kicker is, YOUR picture will be in their ad, as if you’re endorsing them.
Sneaky, eh? I agree.
So here’s how to get yourself out of that jam. It’s seven steps, but they are really easy:
Step 1. Log in to your Facebook Account.
Step 2. Go to Settings in the top right navigation bar.
Step 3. Choose “Privacy Settings” from the pull down menu.
Step 4. Click on “Edit Settings” next to “Ads, Apps and Websites” in the Privacy setting choice in the list.
Step 5. Toward the bottom, click on “Edit Settings” next to “Ads”
Step 6. Again, toward the bottom, find the drop down menu and choose “no one”.
That’s it. You’re out.
Now we’ll see what tomorrow brings.