I, like most people who've spent more than six minutes on the internet, have been trained to ignore anything that shows up in the far right column of a web page. It's only ads any more. But recently I've been intrigued by the ads that Facebook is choosing for me. So I captured a sampling of ads that Facebook gave me today.
This is the one that got me started. Apparently, it's telling me that if I am a father and make very little money, I can have hot, overly-made-up chicks smiling at me in provocative ways. Presumably, this is what a scholarship will do for me. But wait, this appears to be a correspondence or online degree. This is the internet. I don't need to take online classes to find hot, overly-made-up chicks smiling at me in provocative ways on the internet. In fact, it's almost difficult to avoid that kind of thing. (Be careful what links you click, folks.)
There were other ads, too, but these came up most often (apart from the Facebook feature ads). I don't have any particular point in this blog post except to say that, yeah, now that I've paid attention, I fully understand how easy it was to train myself to ignore that right column on web sites.