Are Stanford student interns responsible for approving Facebook ads? It seems that way, considering I launched a test FB ad campaign today to support a fun side project site (RichmondWiki.org) and noticed the following referring URL in the RichmondWiki.org Google Analytics Referring Sites report:
stanford.intern.facebook.com/intern/ads/review.php (doesn’t resolve, probably only open to certain IP ranges)
Here’s a screenshot:
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I’m not the first to notice this, and there’s some speculation that “intern” is short for “internal”, but I’m not so sure. Why would Facebook buy the cow when they can get the milk for free? There must be dozens, if not hundreds of Stanford students that would gladly work for free to add “Facebook” to their resume.
That Job Must Suck
I can certainly understand wanting to jump on the Facebook bandwagon while still in school to try to land a job with one of the hottest properties in town, but I can only imagine that repetitively reviewing ads, clicking through to the landing page, and approving or denying them must get really old, really fast.
Then again, based on some of the ads I get served on Facebook, maybe it’s not such a boring job for a college kid after all.
Anybody know anything more about this? Am I jumping to too many conclusions?