do you ruk?

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.


Andrew MacPherson's picture
Andrew MacPherson on February 20, 2008 - 19:29 Permalink

k.d. lang too. particularly interesting because facebook is spelled that way on their site….

oliver's picture
oliver on February 20, 2008 - 19:34 Permalink

Maybe they’re proprietary about lower casing.

Ann's picture
Ann on February 20, 2008 - 19:51 Permalink

Having read the instructions, I believe that if you wrote Do you, instead of do you, your problem would be solved.

Peter Rukavina's picture
Peter Rukavina on February 20, 2008 - 21:00 Permalink

Okay, it’s running now as “Do you Ruk?”. If you see it on Facebook, let me know.

Peter Rukavina's picture
Peter Rukavina on February 20, 2008 - 21:03 Permalink

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.

Ann's picture
Ann on February 21, 2008 - 02:32 Permalink

I also suspect that the people who wrote Liberal mean big L rather than small l, which is what I think you meant.

Peter Rukavina's picture
Peter Rukavina on February 21, 2008 - 02:42 Permalink

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.

Rob L.'s picture
Rob L. on February 21, 2008 - 03:27 Permalink

What about us Libertarians?

Cyn's picture
Cyn on February 21, 2008 - 04:35 Permalink

No offense Peter, but I installed a “Make facebook ads disappear” greasemonkey script a while ago and I’m liking it.