Lately I’ve been paying more and more attention to the ads on the sides of webpages. The ones that are based on collected data from browsing history and are supposed to be tailored specifically, perfectly, to me.
Yeah… not so much. Just because I’m Alaskan doesn’t mean I’m automatically addicted to fishing, and is it really that great an idea to bombard me with pictures of the clothes I just looked at. I’ve already seen them for Pete’s sake! Why on earth would I want spend even more time looking at something I’m not going to buy?
And don’t even start me on the shoe adds they show me! Just because I’m a woman doesn’t mean I’m addicted to shoe shopping, thank you very much, and even if I were stripper shoes wouldn’t be my first choice!
Combat boots? Sure.
Stripper heels? Only if I got their tips too.
For such an advertising juggernaut I’m incredibly underwhelmed.
However, that’s not the best part. No, that’s the part where I’m a 31-39 year old single plus sized woman.
In reality, I’m a 25 year old woman with a kicking body and a committed relationship.
At least they got 1 out of 5 right? I am a woman. Congratulations!!! There are people in the world today who can look right at me, and thanks to my haircut and lack of giant breasts miss that fact entirely. “Hi, boys.” Yeah no.
Anyway, I’m not sure if I should be excited to have fooled the advertising system that has been known to predict pregnancy better than the test, or if I should be concerned that my lifestyle choices are so strange compared to my demographic’s average that I’m not even considered a part of that demographic.
So is there anyone else out there who’s managed to fry the system? Or who has as of now decided to give it a shot just to see if they can?