If only for the novelty of it all, I’m running an ad in Facebook, targeting “targeting liberal and moderate people between 18 and 60 years old in Charlottetown, PE.” Facebook says there are 3,060 of these people out there. We’ll see what happens.
Update: Looks like I’m not running a Facebook ad after all:
The text of this ad contains excessive or incorrect capitalization. All ads must use appropriate, grammatically correct capitalization. The title of your ad, as well as the first word in each sentence, must begin with a capital letter. Lastly, all proper nouns and acronyms should be capitalized. As per section 4 of Facebook’s Advertising Guidelines, all ads should include standard and proper capitalization.
Lord knows what would happen if silverorange, e.e. cummings or the fifth estate — lower-case tilted all — try to advertise on Facebook.
k.d. lang too. particularly interesting because facebook is spelled that way on their site….
Maybe they’re proprietary about lower casing.
Having read the instructions, I believe that if you wrote Do you, instead of do you, your problem would be solved.
Okay, it’s running now as “Do you Ruk?”. If you see it on Facebook, let me know.
I realized that because I haven’t indicated my political preference to Facebook (I don’t want to be targeted when the new McCarthyism starts), I’m not actually eligible to see the ad myself.
I also suspect that the people who wrote Liberal mean big L rather than small l, which is what I think you meant.
I suppose you’re right: I was thinking in American terms. So now I am left advertising to Robert Ghiz supporters only. I wonder what capital-L PEI Liberals do when they sign up for Facebook if they are, say, also pro-war deeply religious creationists? If they tick “liberal” presumably they’re going to get invited to the wrong Facebook orgies.
What about us Libertarians?
No offense Peter, but I installed a “Make facebook ads disappear” greasemonkey script a while ago and I’m liking it.