April 19, 2011
Google creeps me out a bit. It analyzes your search results and compiles them into a profile. Then it advertises products that it believes are relevant to you.
And Google is good. Too good.
I was browsing a website called HockeyFights.com alone on a Friday night. I apparently don’t have a very active social life. The Google ads that came up at first were:
“Penguins hockey jersey sale!”
“Discount hockey sticks: $39.99”
That was in the first few minutes. Fast forward 2.5 hours and I’m still on the site. I’m ranking hockey fights, leaving stupid comments, “Eric Godard has an epic right hand.”
Finally, Google popped up an ad that just said:
Yes! Make me happy Google. Make me happy….