Bernadette Toomey, a 42-year-old accountant says she loves Facebook and Instagram ads.
“I like cooking. So I’m always sending text messages with recipes to my girlfriends. Facebook actually reads those messages and then shows me an advertisement for a spatula from Martha Stewart. It’s perfect!”
Toomey explained to the Daily Orb that she understands why people complain about Facebook’s advertising model but that they should be happy they dont have to watch un-targeted commercials on television anymore.
“Before smart tv’s we’d sit there and listen to that fella with the high-pitched voice go on about his damn Oxyclean six times before finishing one episode of Real Housewives. Now we get to hear about the stuff we actually like.”
Toomey also addressed the issue of civil liberties; while she agrees that Facebook’s ability to read her private messages to market products she likes is “probably illegal,” she also thinks that “freedom is a tricky thing.”
“Sometimes you got to give some of it up to have things you like! Same thing as the Patriot Act, you can listen to my phone calls so long as you keep the terrorists out.”
Although Bernadette is a practical American that understands when certain freedoms must be sacrificed, she does have some redlines.
“I’ve never worn a mask, and guess what, I’ve never had covid,” she concluded.