Facebook Ads Sometimes Not So Friendly

Many Web readers personalize the home pages of the sites they frequent to get news about specific topics (local sports teams, local weather) presented on their opening screens.

But advertisers increasingly target/personalize their messages online, too.

Washington Post staff writer Rachel Beckman wrote a very amusing rant about ads targeted to her on Facebook. She's not too keen on being called a muffin top.

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