Toronto man Andrew Ennals was surfing the social media site Tuesday afternoon when he first saw the ad featuring Parsons.The 17-year-old teen died earlier this year after attempting suicide amid bullying that stemmed from a photo taken of her during an alleged sexual assault.Two Halifax teens face child pornography charges in the case.
However, the ad that one user recently came across is simply amusing, and perhaps a reminder to check in on a rather clandestine Facebook privacy setting.
The ad, first reported on the Endof Web blog, is yet another Facebook promo for a dating website.
The funny part is that the “hot single” featured in the ad is actually the user’s wife, who documented the story on her own blog.
It’s worth pointing out that ads that utilize your friends aren’t new on Facebook, but it was only a matter of time until the site’s use of excess ad inventory on cheesy dating ads combined with this practice lead to such a bizarre combination.
As Download Squad points out, opting yourself out of appearing in these ads is a mere half dozen clicks away: The story brings me back to my usual feeling towards Facebook ads, which is that they clearly have the capability to do interesting and even useful things with advertising, but continue to turn to lowest common denominator ads much of the time.
Meanwhile, by including you in ads by default, even though they’re only visible to friends, it seems like they’re taking a lot of liberties with your data and personal preferences.On the whole, it probably generates extra clicks, but enough to make up for the cheapening of the brand that this type of situation creates? Photos of Rehtaeh Parsons appeared Tuesday in Facebook ads for a dating site.Best free dating site with dating for singles, college dating, people looking for love and relationships.With this completely free Facebook Dating App you can view member videos and photos, and dating profile, and even any mutual Facebook friends and similar Facebook Likes!Official Site - Join Now and Browse Profiles, Pics and Matches FREE!