I feel stalked.

That moment when your ad-blocker is down and you suddenly realize that all the ads on your gmail page are for photography courses or equipment, book publishing companies, job-finder websites, and massage therapy schools.

These people know me too well.

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  1. mariertps says:

    *bursts out laughing* ^^ *pat in sympathy* nothing is private on the computer.

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  2. Lulu says:

    Gmail reads the keywords in your emails to customize the ads. Buuuuht I have 4 ad blockers installed so I don’t see them much ;)

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  3. taethiel says:

    You know what’s even creepier? The moment they tell you your age within a few years, just by your Google searches, and then show you an ad for your friend’s instrument tuning/repair company. >_<

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  4. Dragonslayer says:

    That’s why I always log out of gmail when I’m not actively using it . . .

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    1. AnnaEstelle says:

      …that has nothing to do with it, though…
      plus that’s too much work. *grin*

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      1. Dragonslayer says:

        Oh, no, it does. Because both Google and Facebook will track all the webpages you visit as long as you’re logged in, and use that data to find out stuff about you. So while it’s also stuff in emails and the like, logging out and not doing other things while logged in helps a little bit.

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