As people have pointed out upthread, it's bizarre how once you've bought something, the algorithm seems to think you want to buy the same thing all over again. For weeks after I bought a plane ticket to Thailand, I was getting ads for special deals on flights to Thailand. But I've already booked the flight, why would I need another one? They're literally targeting the one person who would have absolutely zero interest in booking a flight to Thailand!
― Zelda Zonk, Thursday, 3 November 2022 00:08 (four months ago) link
Target sends me an email advertising cat food about an hour after I get home from buying cat food
― mh, Thursday, 3 November 2022 00:41 (four months ago) link
oh no i lingered over a photo of a christmas sweater with the stranger things logo on it except it was "manger things" and a nativity scene and now i'm detecting a rapid influx of christmas ads being served to me. this post probably isn't helping me out here.
― ꙮ (map), Thursday, 17 November 2022 18:35 (four months ago) link
maybe google "hajj 2023" "how to convert to judaism" and "diwali candles" ?
― rob, Thursday, 17 November 2022 18:45 (four months ago) link
not a bad idea
― ꙮ (map), Thursday, 17 November 2022 18:46 (four months ago) link
there was a web privacy app I read about years ago that instead of engaging in the arms race of protecting you from profilers, it silently did lots of random searches to make your data meaningless
― rob, Thursday, 17 November 2022 18:49 (four months ago) link
It's still out there: https://github.com/essandess/isp-data-pollution
― Elvis Telecom, Monday, 12 December 2022 07:39 (three months ago) link