Tuesday, November 14, 2017
MyFaceGoogleLinkedBookPlusInSpace is stalking me
I was a bit surprised to see an ad for the ceramic Department 56 National Lampoon Christmas Vacation The Griswold Family Tree on FaceGoogleLinkedMySpaceBookPlusIn. It was surprising because yesterday, Bunny came across a picture of an inflatable National Lampoon Christmas Vacation The Griswold Family Tree and was threatening her brother with it. She did a search and found the one on Amazon and sent her brother the link.
Now, why would I be getting the ad on LinkedMyFaceGoogleInSpaceBookPlus? Is FaceGoogleLinkedMyBookPlusInSpace listening in to us via our phones? Does the NSA have a sideline of selling information to advertisers to help their bottom line? Is LinkedMyFaceGooglePlusInSpaceBook psychic (or psychotic—could go either way)?
No. It's just simple tracking via the web [“Simple,” he says. Ha! —Editor].
But what does that have to do with me?
Well, I do have a MyFaceGoogleLinkedInSpaceBookPlus account. And GoogleLinkedMyFacePlusInSpaceBook knows I log in from the same IP address that did a search for “The Griswold Family Tree” and while I may not have been the one that did the search (since the search wasn't tied to an account—and just because I'm not logged in doesn't mean LinkedMyFaceGoogleInSpaceBookPlus can't track my viewing habits on the web), I did come from an IP address that did! And thus, I too, might be interested in the ceramic Department 56 National Lampoon Christmas Vacation The Griswold Family Tree.
No, not really.