Experience is a Doorway, Not a Final Destination- Oswald Chambers

Friday, March 26

The Man Knows That My Feet Smell

I have a theory.  I am asking that you test it out and let me know if I am correct.

Here it is:

     I believe that one of the best self-analysis tools is to look at the advertisements that pop up on your computer screen while you are surfing Twitter, Facebook or pretty much any site.

Whatever appears is based on what you write about and the web sites that you visit frequently.  My most recent ads were:

1) The Economist Magazine
2) Earn your Masters from a School in Seattle
3) Online Photography Degrees
4) Global Experience- What are you doing next summer?

What we spend time doing, reading and saying is a good gauge as to who we truly are on the inside. Oh, so deep.

Let us pause and ponder these things.

I bet that the ads on the right side of the page at this moment are related to your interests and the sites that you spend time perusing.  Am I right?

Food for thought.  It is kind of disturbing that the advertising folks may understand more about me than my neighbor. I didn't quite know what to think when I saw advertisements about how to fix smelly feet.  What are "they" trying to tell me?


Brandy said...

Interesting post for me to read today. My assignment for school this week was asking if I felt that targeted advertising as a violation of privacy.

allisongraber said...

I am curious about your thoughts.

I think that it can violate privacy. I also think that because of societies mass shift to the Internet (away from television) and societies growing understanding of how advertising works, advertisers have had to come up with ways to reach an audience that they would have lost otherwise.

And with knowledge of a product- people are more likely to buy. If people are buying, the economy is increasing.