All over the place. Ads ads ads ads. I added the iLike application today, (because one of my friends dedicated a song to me, and I had to add the application to see it). There are always little applications popping up over there, and I see them as little demographic gold-diggers for advertisers.
Which is fine.
Playing the iLike Challenge is fun. Here’s how it goes: You’re taken swiftly through a bunch of songs, one by one, and asked a) who the artist is, or b) what song by the artist it is. Great There’s even a mix across genres.
But the wacky, off-beat, annoying part is THIS:
A big, fat movie clip ad for Beowulf! Weird, because …
- It has nothing to do with the music challenge I was just taking.
- It’s for a movie that I haven’t seen.
- It’s for a movie that I do not plan on seeing.
- It asks questions that are easily found after watching the clip for about 10 seconds.
So, I thought that was strange. We all know Facebook uses its demographic information for marketing research – but I worry it’s getting too clogged with mainstream marketing. Just sent a little pang of irritation through me.