Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Ads that come up on your FB?

So Google, who (notice the use of a pronoun that suggests life) will rule the whole world someday soon, has figured out how to place on a web page advertisements that are relevant to the text on the web page.

This is not a new thing.

What this means is that the things we look at or search for the most are recorded by Google's 'crawler' ( I'm pretty sure that's right, but maybe not) and then we see ads for things we are more likely to buy.

Here is a list of ads that have come up for me just today on Facebook and on the side of my Gmail account:

Singing birthday cards
Bath rubber ducks
T-rex room-mate 50% off
Fly cheap to Seoul 70% off airfare
Recent Toy Recalls
Find People in 1 Minute: Get current name, phone, address. No Hit? No fee!
Your New Best Friend: a new computer
Michael Phelps Halloween

So... now you know what kinds of things I search for on the internet.

What are your ads??

Cura ut valeat,



Jessica Rabbit said...

I usually see "Do you have a muffin top? Lose 5 lbs in one week!!"


Steven Q Urkle said...

My last four adds: All Gay Atlantis Cruise!, Join!, Tired of shaving? Men's laser hair removal!, Get a high paying career in fashion!

Ker Splatt said...

Everyone seems to want to put me into a sexy, plus-size Halloween costume (i.e. pleather catsuit). Jeez.

Leah, wife of Jacob said...

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