I realized online advertising was all going this way when one day, many many years ago... Gmail served me up ads from the subject of my emails. LOL.Advertising is information, it is a good thing. The issue is how sneaky they are about it. If they came clean it would feel much more appropriate.
More people are streaming than on network TV, I believe.
According to CTA’s report, 71% of U.S. consumers are using a paid streaming service, while 58% are using a traditional pay-TV service. In 2020, paid and free streaming services have grown by 19 and 15 percentage points, respectively. Conversely, pay-TV services from cable, satellite or fiber providers have dropped 15 percentage points since 2018. In addition, one-quarter of consumers added at least one paid streaming service within the past few months.
Sure it sucks, but doesn't it just follow the ebb and flow of how people watch TV?
Those early gmail invites were clutch. Get your actual name at gmail, etc.LOL. I remember getting a 100 invites to Gmail to give out. Do NOT remember where they came from. Got rid of all 100 in like 3 days. LOL.
Geez... You're bringing up ALL KINDS of MEMORIES!
I've only spoken words in my own home to see it in ads on the web. Meaning Google Home is listening. One time I was walking down the street talking to the better half about a Jeep. I got home and saw Jeep ads, and never googled it! So one of our phones was listening lol!
I think they only need to spy well enough to make BILLIONS of dollars... LOL.If they are spying they don't do a very good job of it - although it's already reached ominous Big Brother territory.
I bought a replacement for my junk-mobile last March. I'm still inundated with ads for cars.
I'm a regular B&H customer; I don't need to see ads for them......
And why all of the ads for dog items, we don't have a dog!
And good 'ol YouTube - it seems like the more I hit the dislike button for ads the more of those disliked ads I get.