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Is Pottery Barn watching your Facebook updates? Writes a Consumerist reader, "I got engaged last weekend. My fiancée got an email from Pottery Barn this morning congratulating us on our engagement. How on earth did they know we got engaged?" He suspects it's because she switched her Facebook profile, which is a little creepy but makes perfect sense to us. We're guessing that she's suddenly getting tons of ads about diet tips, too—Facebook is charming that way. [Consumerist]