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originally posted by: machineintelligence
Have you ever done an internet search on a popular search engine for a controversial subject and your search return did not match a friend of yours living somewhere else but using the same search engine? Have you produced a web site covering a controversial subject and found that when you search for your site using popular search engines you can find it listed but others can't? If you answered yes to either of these questions you might be experiencing an "internet experience bubble" designed and built just for you.
Go into private mode on your browser and perform the same search using smartpage. If the search result is different than your regular search for the given search term then you again have evidence you are experiencing an "Internet Experience Bubble".
Since I have experienced this phenomena for some time I thought I would do this thread and share with ATS to see if I am alone in this experience.
The WSJ notes:
The sort of targeting undertaken by Orbitz is likely to become more commonplace as online retailers scramble to identify new ways in which people’s browsing data can be used to boost online sales.
Mac users are also 40 percent more likely to book a four or five-star hotel compared to Windows users, and when Mac and Windows users book at the same hotel, Mac users tend to stay in more expensive rooms, the WSJ also reported.
Bottom line, if you’re a Mac user, Orbitz isn’t showing you the best deals.