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Old 05-21-2011, 02:34 PM   #1
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As I type this, at the top of my screen I see an ad from Plow & Hearth for a eucalyptus 3 piece bistro set, and it's the very one I bought less than two weeks ago and for the exact price I paid. I'm sure it's not a coincidence. I searched the web for a while, looking someone willing to ship some eucalyptus lawn furniture to Hawaii. Something was watching and keeping track of my shopping. It would be scarier if it realized I already made my purchase, I guess.
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Old 05-21-2011, 03:01 PM   #2
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As I type this, at the top of my screen I see an ad from Plow & Hearth for a eucalyptus 3 piece bistro set, and it's the very one I bought less than two weeks ago and for the exact price I paid. I'm sure it's not a coincidence. I searched the web for a while, looking someone willing to ship some eucalyptus lawn furniture to Hawaii. Something was watching and keeping track of my shopping. It would be scarier if it realized I already made my purchase, I guess.
They are very good at this. They call it advertising to suit your individual needs. If you clear out your cookies frequently in your computer it will negate a lot of this, if it bothers you. The airlines and hotels hit me a lot on this after I search for flights.
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Gee, all I see are ads for sex toys and nudist resorts.
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Gee, all I see are ads for sex toys and nudist resorts.
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