Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Reorientation via Facebook

I think Facebook is trying to turn me straight.

According to Facebook stats, 73% of my Facebook friends are of the male persuasion, yet the vast majority of the people Facebook recommends as friends are girls.

It's even invited me to become a fan of Mercedes Jones, Tina Cohen-Chang, Quinn Fabray, and Sue Sylvester from Glee. With all of my gay Facebook friends, shouldn't it be recommending I become a fan of Kurt Hummel, Artie Abrams, Finn Hudson, or Will Schuester from Glee? ... and why do I know so much about Glee?

And then it occasionally recommends some random person who happens to have the same first and last name as my wife - does it think that, since I'm Mormon, I might want two of them? Maybe it thinks having two would make me less gay?

I think it's a conspiracy.


Ausmo said...

"why do I know so much about glee"

Facbook knows your gay and assumes every gay knows glee :-p I get the same suggestion wit the glee stuff

Grant Haws said...

The ads that pop up on mine are usually for weight loss, gay vacations, and occasionally massages....So I apparently Facebook thinks I am a lonely gay, overweight, with a need to get rid of the kinks in my neck. Hmmm...

Grant Haws said...

An interesting article about Facebook being able to tell if you are gay: http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/articles/2009/09/20/project_gaydar_an_mit_experiment_raises_new_questions_about_online_privacy/?page=1

Abelard Enigma said...

I mostly get ads telling me to refinance my home and to go get a degree at the university of Phoenix.

So, apparently, Facebook thinks I'm uneducated and paying too much for my home.