So it has been a week now since I removed all my information from Facebook, and the results are quite interesting. Facebook no longer has any of my pictures (apart from digital drawings of Cezanne and Marx that I am alternating as my profile picture). Also gone are all my ‘likes’ and subscriptions, and all personal information including where I have lived and what age I am.
So how have the ads changed? Well, Facebook is no longer prominently displaying ads for cheap flights to Sri Lanka, or any of the other ads that used to directly link up to data I supplied. Instead, my Facebook page is now dominated by Tom Waterhouse and other ads for Sports Betting websites. They no longer know I am male, so I am not quite sure where they are getting the impression I like sports, so, lets see if this trend continues.