I was browsing through Facebook on my phone the other evening when i saw this in my news feed.
Its an advert for FOCBOX by Enertion. Nothing unusual about that, I see these often. The thing that caught my eye is that the enclosure in the picture looked oddly familiar, its mine.
So i started wondering how one of my images was appearing alongside an Enertion advert. Initially i thought that i might have uploaded this image to facebook and that some clever AI smarts had recognised the FOCBOX’s and linked this to the ad. After some investigation I realised that I have never uploaded this image Facebook(or Instagram) and that it has only been posted to my build thread on this forum. (https://www.electric-skateboard.builders/t/big-torque-reliable-board-for-the-larger-rider-trampa-street-dual-6374-focbox-custom-battery-enclosure/43075/57?u=ducktaperules)
Then I realised that it might not be just me and that the other “diy” images that im seeing are probably being used without the consent of their builders.
So this leads me to 2 possible conclusions: 1 - Facebook is taking photos off my phone, tagging them and using them in targeted advertising (somewhat unlikely). 2 - Enertion is taking pictures from this site and uploading them to facebook to use as advertising without asking or even notifying the original creators.
Anyone know whats going on here?