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Originally posted by TruthLover557
reply to post by MichiganSwampBuck
While it does seem strange, I think you are more than likely seeing these advertisements because Google profiles users to deliver advertisements that fit their interests. Pretty annoying move by Google in my opinion.
Originally posted by MichiganSwampBuck
reply to post by LadyGreenEyes
Very strange coincidence with that Dr. Who advertisement. I happened to be watching PBS on broadcast TV on a flat screen that can decode the digital broadcast signal. No connection to anything but an antenna and the electrical outlet.
What adds to the strangeness is that I haven't watched Dr. Who in a long time, in fact I missed the episodes just before and after the Dr. regenerated into a new character, so I was pretty far behind in the overall story line. Also, I've been, almost exclusively, seeing bicycle parts and accessory ads.
The only thing I think of would be that I've been seeing Dr. Who ads every once and a while, but because I haven't been watching it lately, I had no reason to acknowledge the ad, must less remember seeing it. So when I happened to watch Dr. Who on TV, it brought the ad to my attention when I went online and saw it.
That would be the most likely reason , or is it?
Edit to add: I've noticed that if a topic is on TV, that online references to that topic increase after the topic was broadcast. So if Dr. Who is in a popular trend, I would expect to see more references to it online, including ads.edit on 7-1-2013 by MichiganSwampBuck because: Added last line
Originally posted by Frettin
Okay, I don't think I can take a screen capture with the ipad to prove this but...
I was just lurking (not signed in) and saw this thread. After I read your OP, I looked at what ads were at the top of the screen for me. They were bicycle and motorcycle ads. Crazy, because I have never googled either of those things. The first few posts here mentioning bikes and motorcycles must have triggered something in the interwebs, and they thought, "Oh, he's reading about bicycles, SELL HIM ONE!" I must have cleared my cookies last night or something, because if that's "targeted" advertising, they sure are sensitive to my potential interests. I'm just surprised because bicycles are not mentioned in the title or anything, so they must automatically scan the text of the articles or threads and post an ad of the first marketable object mentioned.