Yesterday I posted the subject
As I signed off ER this AM, up popped this ad:
Water Storage Kit
Advertising is becoming so targeted that neither ad blockers or even using the "Host Manager", blocking is putting a crimp in the Emails I receive and the ads that show up on every webpage, or the pop-ups that come unwanted on the first page of every commercial website.
Three weeks ago, I wrote to my congressman on a matter far removed from the internet, and since them have received an average of 20 emails/day from almost every government employee in the Democratic party both Illinois and Federal government... each one pleading for campaign money.
Every time I go to Amazon search, it dooms me to seeing the products on the side of the news media that I frequent... even when, and especially when I've already bought the item.
So, one of the questions is... how did a post I made on ER, trigger an ad for water storage? What part of Google or any other advertising go-between is digging in to what I may write on a forum? How is it done?
Does the fact that I go to (not search for ) a web page automatically tie me in to receiving emails from that source?... or... do the emails come because I've had to sign in to use the website?
So yes... I can use my Email to block the sites... but I don't really want to do that, as I do choose to go to some of the links.
This is just a blow off steam rant... Actually I gave in some time ago, but, like not watching the TV shows I've paid for because of receiving one minute of commercials for every two minutes of content... and now spending much more time on my Roku than on commercial based TV... NOW... I'm looking to ban the constant onslaught online... so far with limited success. The best solutions that I've found are Hosts Manager
and using the mute button on my keyboard.
Hmmm... off I go the the "Early Retiirees Unite"... to subvert this mind control plot!