Can Facebook Figure Me Out-Not Yet!

1 Oct

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis

Last week I began my revenge campaign against Facebook’s algorithm tyranny. I spent time each day hiding the sponsored ads that are the lifeblood of their income stream

I have to give Facebook credit, it really scrambled to figure out what I would click on. Here are some of the most frequent ads:

  • Fertility clinic- 45 years too late
  • Allergy testing- Interesting pairing with fertility!
  • Water Park- Really?
  • Various health products
  • EBike- What the heck is EBike?
  • Corelle Ware- Tempting
  • Religious posts

Even though the religious posts don’t always reflect my values, I have decided to stop hiding these ads. For the most part the headlines are positive and encouraging and with the partisan anger on social media, I need the positive.

I would like to report that the volume of ads has decreased but I think they may have increased! I will report back on this week’s Facebook attempts to lure me into clicking an ad.

On a positive note, I am enjoying the National Park webcams. They are updated every 15 minutes plus they archive the images. Here is the LINK if you would like to enjoy them too. Currently, Glacier National Park has experienced an early season blizzard!

I’m not positive, but I think this is the Visitor Information Center.

The Bible Lens app makes adding scripture to photos practically effortless and i am enjoying combining the webcam photos with God’s word!

Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP

2 Responses to “Can Facebook Figure Me Out-Not Yet!”

  1. Onisha Ellis October 1, 2019 at 2:05 pm #

    I respect your decision and understand. If something doesn’t bring out the best in us, it is wise to give it up and move on. I can’t imagine watching television for eight hours! Mostly because after being inactive for that long, I wouldn’t be able to move. If you like, I can email the scripture pictures. ❤


  2. divoran09 October 1, 2019 at 10:52 am #

    This is a good time to tell you that I have left Face Book. Oh, I’m sure it’s still on there, but I took off the two icons I had so I won’t be tempted. I was addicted. That was the third time in my life for media to addict me. 1. I was a teen-age girl and fascinated with T.V. One day when my folks were at work and my brother was too, I watched TV for eight hours. When they finally came home and turned it off I felt like a wet dish rag. There was nothing I wanted to do. I was “drunk” so to speak. The second one was watching Oprah every day while I cooked supper. I eventually got it that I was depressed by the time every episode ended. I gave that up too. There are a lot of things I enjoy on Face Book and I can stay on for an hour. When ever I do it I feel do-less for the rest of the day. My mother told me not to use that word because it is slang, but sorry Mom, I like it. It says exactly how I feel when I don’t know what to do and if I did, I wouldn’t feel like doing it anyway. So we’ll see how this goes. For some reason,your brave battle has given me the strength to stop. I really will miss your beautiful picture scriptures and so much else. Face Book got me through recoveries when I couldn’t do anything else and for that I am grateful.


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