Monday, July 1, 2013

Personalized Advertisements

Internet technology has reached the point where people receive personalized advertisements.  It used to be the case that all the ads I saw on the Internet were general ads.  But now that Yahoo, Google, the United States government and everyone else has records on me, I only see advertisements that are aimed directly at me.

For example, whenever a new Nancy Drew game is going to be released, I see a ton of advertisements about it.  I feel kind of bad about that, to be honest.  It's too bad there's no button which says, "Hey, I already pre-ordered the game! Stop trying to sell it to me!".

For another example, I bought four pizzas from Domino's Pizza in January, when I didn't have a kitchen.  That was six months ago, but Domino's still has me on their record of pizza-obsessed bachelors.  Their ads pop up with great frequency when I use the Internet.

For a third example, advertisers know that I'm bilingual, so they sometimes post advertisements in Spanish for me to look at.  The Spanish Mormon Church is the main group that wants my attention, followed by the "learn Spanish in two weeks" group.

I'm guessing that advertisement technology is only going to improve, in the future.

168 comments:

Suzanne Klare said...

Exactly the same here. When my mother was looking for an apparment to rent for our holidays on my laptop, she looked on a lot of websites to find some in Budva. Months after she was done searching, there were still ads of travel agents all over the place. And sinceI looked for a dress for a ball at my school, I always seem to find some stupid advertisement with a lot of ugly dresses. I can't stand it. And for the bilangual thing, they know I'm Dutch. But I won't let them know I'm half ........ish :)

Breanna(; said...

I know what you mean michael, all of those crazy ads are the reason why i don't like to shop online anymore. All i can guess is that they're just one of those things in life that's meant to drive you crazy|;

Justice said...

Depends on what you mean by "improve". If it means the ads are just going to get more and more annoyingly accurate about my plans/interests, then yes, they will improve! Over a month ago I visited the website of an arena in Oklahoma because I was going to see a concert there, and now videos I watch on YouTube often begin with tourism ads for that state. *sighs in frustration* I just don't like the hounding to be so personalized...it's like I'm being followed everywhere.

Jo said...

and this is why I limit browser cookies...

Anonymous said...

In other news…
I didn't know you spoke spanish, Michael!

Anonymous said...

Hardest I've ever laughed at a blog post. It's so TRUE.

Anonymous said...

"Jo said...
and this is why I limit browser cookies..."

Amen, sister. Amen!

Anonymous said...

Ola! Como estas? Lol

Rana Ozturk said...

You can actually change your ad preferences!

Emma said...

haha michael youre perf

William D said...

Ok, I'm here. You?

Jake said...

I beat you both hear to tell Breanna I love her first.

William D said...

No you didn't ^_^ silly jakey look up.

Breanna(; said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
William D said...

^_^

Breanna(; said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
William D said...

So..... what's up?

William D said...

What?!?

Breanna(; said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Jake said...

I don't like him at all I hate him.

Breanna(; said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Breanna(; said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
William D said...

Oh ok >_< XD lol so how's life (besides jake)

William D said...

Yah I am here.

Breanna(; said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
William D said...

It is currently 1:18A.M

William D said...

Lol

William D said...

I can't sleep, this is fun, and also I'm having some stomach problems x_x

Breanna(; said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
William D said...

So you live in the same time zone my cousins do. They are in the Carolina's.

Anonymous said...

http://www.chatzy.com/

please use that instead like someone else suggested at the other comments sections

Jake said...

Bye Breanna I will miss u but u have to be pretty stupid to keep talking to this loser I will find another wife.

William D said...

........ Can you leave our abandoned alley of a comment section please? Sorry bout being rude.

William D said...

:O is he gone!?!?!?!?! Is it true?!!?!?

William D said...

Breanna? Are you there?

Breanna(; said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
William D said...

Ok good you are.
The crazy stalker who gives online proposals after calling you horrible names and treating you like a slave is gone!!! (Run-on XD)

Jake said...

Just Kidding I will never leave you Breanna but you are stupid.

William D said...

Oh lord.... Don't you have a bed time!?!!?!??!!?

Breanna(; said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
William D said...

I can only agree... :(
Lets not let him get us down. Let us CHAT!!!

William D said...

So.... Um..... Oh uh what was your favorite Michael walkthrough so far?

Jake said...

You two don't even have anything in comman. y do u talk to each other?

William D said...

Mine is the newest phoenix wright one. It is mind-blowing!

William D said...

Breanna? You still there? Or did the big bad troll chase you away :(

Breanna(; said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
William D said...

Again, I have to agree. He is one of those rare youtubers who don't swear, provide good commentary, and has a sense of humor :D

William D said...

Did the thought cross your mind maybe we should try to get some rest? Cause it didn't mine XD (well, maybe it did)

Breanna(; said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
William D said...

I'm to awake to go to sleep though!!!

William D said...

Lol same here the only times I start insulting people, is in self-defense. I never swear or cuss either. (It's hard at times :P )

Breanna(; said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
William D said...

And I am Christian/ Catholic as well! ( this is why we chat jake)

William D said...

Yah sure! So call it a night? (Technically morning) XD

Breanna(; said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
William D said...

Ahh, thank you, she is doing much better now, thankfully. She actually only bruised her rib not broke it. Thank God.

Breanna(; said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
William D said...

Hmmm... Maybe we'll try for around 2:00PM and then (if you're up to it) continue maybe at 11:00 or 10:00. I know it's backwards... Lol maybe sometime in the morning? What would you prefer for morning?

Breanna(; said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
William D said...

Thanks :D so what time for morning?

Breanna(; said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
William D said...

You there?

William D said...

Ok so 11:00 pm?

Breanna(; said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Breanna(; said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
William D said...

Ok lol. So well chat at 11:00 P.M. Tomorrow. Right? I hope I'm not bothering you asking so much. Just wanna be sure.

William D said...

2? Sure! Then at 11 as well? Or just 2?

Breanna(; said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
William D said...

Ok so just 2 pm? (Sorry if I'm being dumb.)

Breanna(; said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
William D said...

Alright chat ya then :) bye and goodnight. I wonder if jake is still here...

Jake said...

Yes and i'm taking note of all this just to let u two idiots know.

Breanna(; said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
William D said...

XD an Audo-biography goodie! And we get to see creeper stalker jake more :D

William D said...

Well, see yah, Breanna.

Breanna(; said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Suzanne Klare said...

I don't know if William's here, but I am :)

Breanna(; said...

Hey I think I know how we all can talk to each other without an email, i'm just going to make my own blog and i'm calling it the chat blog, but I wont be finished with it until tomorrow(:

Breanna(; said...

What do you think, Suzanne?

Suzanne Klare said...

Good idea, you just put up random stuff on it every time, and then we'll go chat in the comments :)

Breanna(; said...

Yeah and then we won't annoy other people and we won't have to feed the trolls(:

Breanna(; said...

I really like you and William, regardless of what every one else has to say:)

Suzanne Klare said...

I actually like reading the comments which are feeding the trolls, it always makes my dad to see what kind of crap people think about me :)

Suzanne Klare said...

And thank you, I also like you and William very much :)

Breanna(; said...

You're Welcome:)

Suzanne Klare said...

I wonder what William's doing?

William D said...

Sorry, guys, I'm here.

Breanna(; said...

Me too, I really want to see if he likes my idea?

Breanna(; said...

Wait, ok your here, so what do you think, William?

Suzanne Klare said...

Alright William, what do you think of Breanna's idea? The chatblog?

William D said...

I was at the doctors. That's a great idea, setting up your own blog! And shucks, we're all one big happy group of friends :D

William D said...

Lol no don't worry, nothing serious at the doctors. Just a check up!

Suzanne Klare said...

Indeed.
The internet can be a great place sometimes, can't it :)

William D said...

Yup! I can't wait until the blog is finished. If any cave trolls come to bother us, Breanna can lay down the hammer of justice! (The ban hammer) I need to go for a while, but I'll be back. If you don't get any responses that means I'm gone. But stick around anyways. K?

Breanna(; said...

Ok, great, i'll tell you guys tomorrow when i'm finished with it, and yeah I think we are all going to be great friends and i'm proud to have some good friends like you guys, unlike my "so called" husband who can't say a good thing about me:D

William D said...

Hello?

Suzanne Klare said...

I also have to leave. I'm having dinner in 5 minutes. Sorry Breanna :/
But I'll be back!

Breanna(; said...

Ok, William:)

Suzanne Klare said...

No! Breanna, please don't bring up Jake! We already fed enough trolls yesterday!

Breanna(; said...

Ok Suzanne, talk to ya'll later:)

William D said...

Ok then, sorry bout this my Internet is being slow. :( so back in an hour? Half an hour?

Breanna(; said...

How about an hour because i'm at work and I don't want to get in trouble with my boss8)

Suzanne Klare said...

I'm back! What kind of work do you do, Breanna?

Anonymous said...

Hello ladies, I'd advise you to be careful before trusting some random person on the internet. You can't know if William D is simply just a lonely little boy or a 50 year old pervert. While his typing and grammar suggests that he is in fact a lonely boy trying to make friends, I would still be careful. Any idiot can dumb down his persona and lie. Another thing is the fact that he already seems... clingy. Whether it's only desperation or something else, please be cautious before sharing personal information.

Suzanne Klare said...

Don't worry Anonymous, we're not stupid. If it was some pervert, don't worry, we would go to the police, if necessary. But thanks for the tip.

Breanna(; said...

Shut your mouth right now anon, I can tell if someone is lying or not and he's not!

Breanna(; said...

I don't need any help, ok:)

Suzanne Klare said...

Breanna, don't be so rude. He/she is just trying to help.

Breanna(; said...

I know i'm sorry, but every one is always calling him a pervert and a lot of other things and I just got upset, i'm sorry.

Suzanne Klare said...

Well, we know William isn't that kind of a guy, so let's just ignore those comments, alright?

Breanna(; said...

I'm sorry anon. i'm not really even mad at you i'm just having a bad day.

s said...

What happened?

Breanna(; said...

Ok, you're right, i'm sorry Suzanne.

Suzanne Klare said...

s is me. That was a little mistake :)

Suzanne Klare said...

I meant, why were you having a bad day?

Breanna(; said...

It's a real long story, I can't tell you on here, because I don't want any one else to know, can I tell you tomorrow on my blog?

Suzanne Klare said...

I sent a mail to you, right? You could answer that mail with the story. Or just do it in the blog :)

Breanna(; said...

Oh yeah I forgot about that, ok i'll tell you in an email when I get off work I just have two hours to go.

Suzanne Klare said...

What kind of work do you do?

William D said...

XD Iread that Anton's comment. Anon FYI, I have tons of friends. Also I don't need girl friends. (And no offense, nor do I want one.) and also I can assure you I'm not 50 XD

Suzanne Klare said...

Now I have to go :(
I'll be back i half an hour, I think. Bye!

William D said...

Ok, bye!

Breanna(; said...

All kinds, right now I'm cleaning this house for this lady I know, and it is huge, but I get paid pretty good for it. I just clean all kinds of houses for people(:

Breanna(; said...

Hey William, what's up?

William D said...

Im doing ok.
You?

William D said...

Also I just started watching Michaels new videos on wind waker :D

William D said...

Are you there?

Suzanne Klare said...

I'm back! But Breanna, how are you able to chat with us when you're currently on the job?

William D said...

I dont think she is able to, she wont respond. Maybe her boss came in? I hope we didnt get her fired :O

Suzanne Klare said...

Oh man... now I feel really guilty...

William D said...

Me too D:

Suzanne Klare said...

I have to leave AGAIN. I'll be back in an hour.

Breanna(; said...

I'm just good at those things, I never get caught:D Also, that's cool William are you liking the walkthrough so far?

William D said...

Ok.

William D said...

Yup. Bob's signing is hilarious XD (glad we didnt get you fired!)

Breanna(; said...

I always text my friends while i'm working and I always get my work finished too, so it's ok guys:)

William D said...

Ok. Now Im watching the other phoenix wright series with that crazy chef. (is he gay, or mentally insane?!?!)

Breanna(; said...

I think he's both:)

William D said...

Ahh ok. Makes sense XD

Breanna(; said...

Yeah, I already watched it, but it's so funny that I think i'll watch it again later(:

William D said...

It is pretty good.

Suzanne Klare said...

I'm back guys! What's the topic?

William D said...

The phoenix wright case with the crazy chef. We are watching it...

Suzanne Klare said...

Oh, I know that case! I REALLY dislike the... oops, not gonna spoil anything!

Breanna(; said...

Hey Suzanne, looks like i'm going to be a little later then I thought, the lady I work for just carried me in a big load of laundry for me to fold and hang up, but i'll send you that email as soon as i'm finished);

William D said...

Lol thanks! Also are you guys excited about the up coming live-playthroughs? I know I am >:D

Suzanne Klare said...

Yes! I can't wait 'till the marathon! Also, no worries, Breanna, I can wait :)

Breanna(; said...

Yes I sure am, can't wait!:)

Suzanne Klare said...

I'm tired, I think I'll call it a night. Goodbye! See you guys on the chatblog... :)

William D said...

At the end, I thought Tigre's shrit was going to rip XD

Breanna(; said...

Ok goodbye, Suzanne(: Hey William, I thought about changing the name of the blog, to The SWB. chat blog, instead of the chat blog, SWB stands for all of our first initials, so, what do you think?

Breanna(; said...

Or do you like The chat blog better?

William D said...

I like The SWB chat blog!!!

Breanna(; said...

Ok good that's what i'll name it:)

William D said...

Cool! So it will be up tomorrow? And are we still going to chat at 11, or no?

Breanna(; said...

Yeah, talk to you then:)

William D said...

Okee dokee

Breanna(; said...

Hey William, i'm not going to be able to talk to you at 11:00. I had to work today, as you can see in the above comments and I just got off and i'm so tired that I can't hold my head up, so i'll just let you and Suzanne know tomorrow when i'm finished with my blog and we can talk then, sorry:( I hope you're not mad at me.

William D said...

Nah, that's fine. Why would I be mad? Can't wait till tomorrow :D

kool aid.. max said...

Holla brianna I've. Bin reading yo comments. P.s luv yo picture that is all I'm gonna say. nite

Breanna(; said...

Ok good, just watch for when it's finished. Goodbye:]

Breanna(; said...

Goodbye to William is what I mean, goodbye William.

William D said...

See yah.
P.S we could both use sleep after last night XD

Breanna(; said...

I hope your not the anonymous from earlier just trying to scare me, kool aid.

William D said...

No I'm not.

Breanna(; said...

William, I know it's not you who said that, I was talking to that Kool aid max person. Any way your right I really have to get to bed Talk to ya later.

William D said...

Oh yah, duh. XD

Breanna(; said...

Hey my blog is finished, but to be able to look it up on the internet it has to become popular first, but you can get on and so can everyone else by clicking on my profile picture. So i'll talk to you there William:)