How does it know so much stuff??
For example, on my Yahoo homepage, there is a sidebar featuring all kinds of different ads. They change every so often. I'm not sure I've ever paid too much attention to them- they're just an minor, annoying nuisance which I choose to avoid looking at.
But recently an add for Ann Taylor Loft maternity clothes caught my eye. I thought to myself, "I didn't know Ann Taylor had a maternity line! How fortunate that that ad appeared and I happened to catch it!"
After this experience, I started checking out these ads a little more frequently. Who knew what other gems I might uncover?
Well, this is when I started to get a little creeped out by the Internet. Almost ALL of the ads revolve around maternity clothes, baby necessities, or cord blood banking, such as this:
I'm sure the computer nerds of the world (yes, I mean you, J) can give me a perfectly reasonable explanation for this. But nonetheless, I'm not sure I like it.
Big Brother is seriously watching me.