Monday, August 23, 2010

The Internet kinda creeps me out.

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.

1 comment:

  1. Simple: it's done by the army of Yahoo employees who have the job of reading all of your email.



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