Patti (whipartist) wrote,

On Vox: This is really creepy

This is really fucking creepy.  I just went to my Vox homepage, and the ad on the right of the screen caught my eye.

Simply Fountains?  Have you ever heard of them before?  Have you ever seen an ad from them?  I haven't.  And I'd never heard of them at all, until I ordered a christmas present for my mother from them last week.

OK, so they know where I've been shopping.  That's OK.  What's not OK?  The fountain in the ad is EXACTLY the present I sent to mom.  Could this possibly be a coincidence?  It seems unlikely.

That is CREEPY!  Creepy like the failed Facebook thing, but worse because it's less obvious.  Facebook got shot down pretty quickly, but this is quieter and more subtle.

I think the time has come for me to disable all the ads from Vox.

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