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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Salty Booger, Dec 3, 2020.

  1. Salty Booger

    Salty Booger Royal Crown Cola (RC)
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    I am amused that I can buy underwear on Amazon one day and then be tracked by underwear advertisements everywhere I surf online. Was talking with my son the other day, and he told me a story where he and his friend were talking about boots at work, only to be hit with adverts about boots while surfing on his phone (including his friend's phone). It's like when I go out to eat, Google immediate asks for a review because they know where I have been.

    What a nutty world. I never anticipated this.
     
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  2. lewisnotmiller

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    I was hunting around for gym gear for my wife's birthday. I now get very large ads of women in lycra on my phone when accessing certain pages.

    At some stage I'm gonna get a 'Please Explain'...
     
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  3. Rye_P

    Rye_P Deo Juvante

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    That didn't explain why I keep getting ads for Viagra tho...

    Juggling between the facts that I never have any interest in that and I'm female, it's certainly amusing.
     
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  4. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    For a while, single Christian women really wanted to meet me.
     
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    For some reason I've been seeing adverts for 6 ton battery powered crimping tools. Its because I watched the lockpicking lawyer isn't it?
     
  6. Salty Booger

    Salty Booger Royal Crown Cola (RC)
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    Anybody in the house sharing the same computer?:)
     
  7. Salty Booger

    Salty Booger Royal Crown Cola (RC)
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    Yep, though ads I got were for mature older women.
     
  8. JustGeorge

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    I wonder if this hinders gift buying at all...

    Any time I have an item sitting in my cart for the site I buy clothes from, I get advertisements popping up with that item. I wonder, if you're sharing an internet connection with family, if they would get a hint as to what you're planning on buying them for their birthday.
     
  9. Rye_P

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    No and it's a private connection as well :confused:
     
  10. Salty Booger

    Salty Booger Royal Crown Cola (RC)
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    Or Christmas. I don't know what to make of it. I imagine that if you share the same browser. Of course, all they need do is search your browsing history, unless you go incognito.
     
  11. Salty Booger

    Salty Booger Royal Crown Cola (RC)
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    Well, I don't know. :)
     
  12. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    Better than immature women.
     
  13. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    I have three browsers I use: Firefox, Chrome, Edge. One of them is not linked to any saved account info and typically I only use it in private mode. That cuts down on the advertising stalkers. I also have "NoScript" on firefox which also helps.
     
  14. Quintessence

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    Who uses the internet with ads? :sweat:

    I stopped bothering with cable television years ago because I got sick of ads. I would do the same thing to the internet as well if there wasn't such a thing as adblock.
     
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    I did and I took measures against it.
     
  16. ChristineM

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    Im female too and viagra along with date sexy russian women ads fill up my inbox
     
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  17. Rye_P

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    If only they promote hot guys around us eh? :p
     
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  18. The Hammer

    The Hammer Virtue, Piety, Study
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    I randomly get adverts on my phone for Body Armor... I don't even own the gun in the house my wife does.



    .... Wait. Google knows something, I don't. ****. *Runs away*
     
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  19. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    A couple of months ago i clicked a car ad on FB, not because we want a new car but it was a new model and wanted to check out the spec. Now, gone are the random ads for new furniture, visit some castle I've never heard of, the latest music trend or restaurant. Literally every ad i i see on FB is for a car.

    When does this targeting run out to return to random ads?
     
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    wait till they roll out the smart street lights....hello lamp-post, whatcha knowin' will seem a comment ahead of its time then.
    they have a broad range of functionality, all innocuous
     
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