Thursday, May 24, 2012
Do you ever get the feeling that the world wide web knows too much about you?
Case in point, I was researching mattresses a few weeks ago. So shortly after I started posting on the SparkPeople message boards that I wanted opinions, the mattress companies began popping up in the advertisement banners on my SparkPeople screens--all of them: the Start Page, my SparkPage, my SparkPoints screen, my SparkTeam page, EVERYWHERE!
Then just moments ago I made a comment on a Message board that "my dear mother had knee surgery" and can't walk for long periods. Instantly I see chair lifts on the ad banners on my SparkPeople screens.
I know ads are what pays the bills at SparkPeople headquarters. That's what keeps the content growing and we users get by free of charge.
YES, I'm convinced that Big Brother (Advertiser) is watching me!