[ILUG] Advertising in GMail
tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie
Mon Nov 20 14:00:37 GMT 2006
On Monday 20 November 2006 12:51, James McCarthy wrote:
> Has anyone else noticed that there is a news/advertising ticker at the
> top of Gmail's inbox?
> Is anyone else constantly having an advert for Lapello's strip club
> displayed there?
> Would this be simply because google knows I'm Irish & live in Dublin,
> or have they analysed my email to such an extent that they have
> surmised that I am the perfect candidate for a visit to this strip
This is very interesting.
I wonder how finely they can identify you?
I guess they just go by your ISP,
but it's nicely frightening to think google might know all about you.
Were they right in your case, as a matter of interest?
Incidentally, do advertisers on google pay less
if they can reduce their "clientele"?
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