I keep seeing it said in such a flippant regard, it's quite off putting.
"They target you based on what You do online.." said as if it's a completely normal thing.
It's not you know. It's the online version of ambulance chasing. It's like having door to door sales men follow you up the street to the deli, and
yell at you "Hey I saw you buy milk, I like milk, I sell milk, wanna buy some better milk? Why don't you want my milk? I am really here to sell you a
car. Buy this car. And you wont have to walk to the deli any more. Yes!"
And you know that if in real life someone did that everywhere I went, I'd punch his lights out.
But online, "They do it, because of what YOU do." and all related problems associated with it fall to you.
I really despise this way of marketing.
And when I see people justify it - more so web designers who berate ad blockers for stopping them from getting money, money which they have no earned
in any real way - I really have to hold my tongue..
"Just let us do it, it won't hurt you. it's all good.." as they grab coins off the street, following you as shop, or hell, even go to the naughty
Irks me that it's become so defensible by people that the person who ever does ask, it an exhausted accepted tone, Why - they get the rough end of the
stick for not just liking it and playing along.
I don't like stalkers. Even if they're robots. I certainly never buy anything from them. I make it an effort not to. best deal in the world could be
offered, and I'd still refuse. Because it's the principle of the matter. to me at least.
edit on 26-2-2013 by winofiend because: (no reason given)