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Couture? Alexander McQueen? How did that happen?

Saturday, April 05, 2014



Spark People (and many other websites) have targeted ads. I am familiar with getting pop-up ads for fairly low-budget clothing for plus-sized women. Sometimes if I look up something on the Internet I will get an ad for that---I did some research about 7 months ago into a Holiday Inn in Paris that a member of my BLC-team was visiting. The Holiday Inn in Paris kept popping up on my page for a couple of weeks inviting me to stay there (I really would have if I could have!)

So today, I suddenly get ads for Alexander McQueen "handbags" that cost northwards of $5,000. And on the other side of the page a place called "Couture" wants me to visit. To the very best of my knowledge, I did nothing to trigger these ads. I did not visit any unusual web sites. I did not buy any clothing.

I am bemused a very very vaguely flattered that an Alexander McQueen algorithm popped up on my computer!

This Doctor Carrot is an image I have had for a long time; I had a small poster of it up in the kitchen when my children were young.
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  • HIPPICHICK1
    $5000 for a hand bag? My parents paid under $9000 (in 1955) for their house!
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    1342 days ago
  • MONETRUBY
    Don't you just love those ad algorithms? Just because I looked at that one product, one time, doesn't mean I want to look at it ad nauseum for the next 20 years. Maybe the internet believes you need totally unnecessary fashion in your life?
    1347 days ago
  • ILOVEMALI
    Love the Doctor Carrot! I started getting stuff from Nordstrom when I was looking for a dress for my son's wedding -- it was really strange
    1348 days ago
  • BONNIEMARGAY
    I use AdBlock Plus on Firefox and haven't seen an online ad in years!
    1349 days ago
  • KRZYKAT3
    hee, hee. Now don't go trying to figure out how to finance that purse, you need a car more! ROFL

    Love to look at couture even if I would never own it and could afford it!

    Congrats on being part of the jetset this week!


    1349 days ago
  • HOLDINGMYOWN
    emoticon I guess that is what we get when we go *FREE* eh? But you would think that since you do *free* here on Sparks that the AD ppl's would realize that there is no way we could afford those handbags eh?
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    1349 days ago
  • TREV1964
    These pop ups although annoying are nowhere near as annoying as the relentless phone calls we get from telemarketing sales. We sometimes get 20 plus in a day - we leave them on hold until they ring off - well - if they waste my time I see no problem in wasting theirs.

    Cheers

    Trev
    1349 days ago
  • SCOOTER4263
    Love Doctor Carrot! And the mysteries of ad placement are just that: mysteries. Be glad you're getting ads for Alexander McQueen (*sigh*) and not ads for...well, things better left unmentioned. emoticon
    1349 days ago
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