Creepy ads


#1

Based on this post in the holidays thread, what creepy ad have you got? I got a hair cut today (googled salon’s address) and now have a hair makeover ad. Google knows me better than my family do :grimacing:


#2

Tested the theory about Facebook using your microphone to target ads by talking about Subbuteo several times a day for about a month


#3

didn’t work


#4

They knew you were faking it


#5

I think Facebook thinks I have issues with drug addiction (I don’t have issues with drug addiction)


#6

There’s a great book that came out last year that points out that the habit of googling anything - an ache, a pain, a meme, whatever - combined with their big ole databases means that you’re probably more honest with Google than anyone else, including yourself.


#7

all of my adverts are for mental health outreach services and woolly jumpers. :no_mouth:


#8

Except when you can’t get any drugs amirite


#9

Urgh


#10

This is now the cycling thread
(ffs)


#11

i was chatting to a former diser on skype once and he mentioned a halloween costume or something that he’d worn once that included a green tinsel wig. to illustrate this he sent me a link to a similar green tinsel wig on amazon.

about 3 months later i got an email from amazon with the subject line “still looking for green tinsel wig?” featuring various tinsel wigs that i might be interested in


#12

the worst. I bought one casquette for a secret santa and was getting targeted ads for a bunch of cycling bullshit for months afterwards


#13

It’s how people get sucked in. Sad.


#14

I just Googled First Choice holidays and searched for July… from Birmingham Airport :open_mouth:


#15

I don’t even know what mine are for most of the time. It might be really creepy. idk


#16

Been getting banner ads for a French lingerie company.

Beats life insurance ads I suppose


#17

i’m so sorry!


#18

Recently been getting sperm donor adverts - I’ll take it as a compliment, cheers facebook


#19

ffs

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#20

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:thinking::face_with_raised_eyebrow:
Has my FB been hacked by @imaperv or something…?