What's My Line? (according to Google)

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What's My Line? (according to Google)

Postposted on Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:58 pm

Go to: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences and Google will tell you what demographic they think you fall into, based on the tracking cookies they've previously set in your browser.

So Google thinks I'm into computer components (good guess!), Mac OS (huh?), T-Shirts (erm... I suppose I may have clicked on a couple of Snorgtees ads in the past week because I thought the model was really cute... :lol:), and that I live in the Chicago area. They also seem to believe I am male, and about 10 years younger than I really am.
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Re: What's My Line? (according to Google)

Postposted on Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:22 pm

Google thinks I'm into bodybuilding.

::looks at fat flabby self in mirror::

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Re: What's My Line? (according to Google)

Postposted on Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:34 pm

Computers & Electronics - Software - Multimedia Software - Photo & Video Software - Video File Formats & Codecs
Food & Drink
Internet & Telecom - Mobile & Wireless - Mobile Phones
Internet & Telecom - Mobile & Wireless - Mobile Phones - Smart Phones
World Localities - North America - USA - Midwest (USA)

Nothing wrong there. Food and drink is a little weird though.


Your demographics
Age: 25-34
Gender: Male

Correct. I'm 25.
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Re: What's My Line? (according to Google)

Postposted on Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:39 pm

SPOOFE wrote:Google thinks I'm into bodybuilding.

::looks at fat flabby self in mirror::

Spot on!

You're still building... you're just not building muscle! :lol:
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Re: What's My Line? (according to Google)

Postposted on Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:58 pm

Hmmm, interesting:

Arts & Entertainment - Music & Audio
Beauty & Fitness
Computers & Electronics - Computer Security - Network Security
Computers & Electronics - Software - Internet Software - Proxying & Filtering
Internet & Telecom - Web Apps & Online Tools
Online Communities - File Sharing & Hosting

I've been searching out a lot of software for my servers lately, so thats generally spot on. Not sure about the beauty and fitness tho (looks in GF's direction)... :lol:

Age: 35-44
Gender: Male

And nope. I'm 25...
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Re: What's My Line? (according to Google)

Postposted on Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:03 pm

Google wrote:Age: 25-34


I'm sorta flattered, but they're off by 9-18 years. Everything else is right on. *scary*
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Re: What's My Line? (according to Google)

Postposted on Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:15 pm

Google thinks I'm a Lesbian Hooker Nazi Eskimo who was abducted by a UFO and forced into a Weight-loss program. But to be honest. Google hasn't been able to figure me out or set me into a certain categoty. My interests change constantly, and I'm often looking things up for other people. And besides, my life is none of Google's damn business.
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Re: What's My Line? (according to Google)

Postposted on Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:16 pm

Interesting. I got much the same (Male, 25-34, Computers & Electronics -- right, wrong, right). But then I got:
Shopping - Apparel - Swimwear
No freaking idea where that came from. I can't imagine anything I've searched or visited in the past year plus that would've been associated with that.
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Re: What's My Line? (according to Google)

Postposted on Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:13 pm

I got in the 25-34 category (not quite right). Lots of computers & electronics. Lots and lots of computers & electronics. Especially operating systems. Got cleaning supplies on my phone though (just bought a vacuum).
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Re: What's My Line? (according to Google)

Postposted on Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:17 pm

Hmmm, it doesn't really care too much about me and my surfing habits:

No interest or demographic categories are associated with your ads preferences so far. You can add or edit interests and demographics at any time.
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Re: What's My Line? (according to Google)

Postposted on Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:15 pm

I've been opted out for some time, so they've got no idea.
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Re: What's My Line? (according to Google)

Postposted on Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:29 pm

Your categories
Below you can review the interests and inferred demographics that Google has associated with your cookie. You can remove or edit these at any time.
Arts & Entertainment
Beauty & Fitness
Food & Drink - Cooking & Recipes
Food & Drink - Restaurants - Dining Guides
Pets & Animals
Pets & Animals - Pets
Pets & Animals - Pets - Exotic Pets
Shopping


Your demographics
We infer your age and gender based on the websites you've visited. You can remove or edit these at any time.
Age: 25-34
Gender: Male
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Re: What's My Line? (according to Google)

Postposted on Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:36 pm

Your categories
Below you can review the interests and inferred demographics that Google has associated with your cookie. You can remove or edit these at any time.
Computers & Electronics - Computer Hardware - Computer Components
Computers & Electronics - Computer Hardware - Computer Components - Chips & Processors
Computers & Electronics - Computer Hardware - Computer Components - Sound & Video Cards
Computers & Electronics - Computer Hardware - Computer Drives & Storage
Computers & Electronics - Computer Hardware - Hardware Modding & Tuning
Computers & Electronics - Software - Operating Systems - Windows OS
Shopping


Your demographics
We infer your age and gender based on the websites you've visited. You can remove or edit these at any time.
Age: 25-34
Gender: Male


Close enough, minus the "Windows OS" part. :lol:
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Re: What's My Line? (according to Google)

Postposted on Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:59 pm

Computers & Electronics - Software (not really. I do a look at a lot of computer hardware, but other than Windows 7, nothing else)

Home & Garden - Home Furnishings (I've been looking for a used bookcase on my cities used site)

Online Communities - Forum & Chat Providers (other than TR, I don't really visit a forum)

Shopping (?)

World Localities - North America - Canada (True, I live in Canada)



Your demographics

We infer your age and gender based on the websites you've visited. You can remove or edit these at any time.


Age: 35-44 (a couple of years older than I actually am)

Gender: Male (correct)
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Re: What's My Line? (according to Google)

Postposted on Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:30 am

Arts & Entertainment
Autos & Vehicles
Computers & Electronics - Computer Hardware - Computer Components
Internet & Telecom - Web Apps & Online Tools
Shopping

Age: 65+
Gender: Male

I don't believe the shopping one and I'm 40, not 65+!!!
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Re: What's My Line? (according to Google)

Postposted on Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:00 am

It pegged me as 65+ too, and I'm actually under 30!
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Re: What's My Line? (according to Google)

Postposted on Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:12 am

So I guess your browsing habits are those of a cranky old man! :wink:

The other take-home message here is that Google probably should *not* get a side job working the "guess your age" booth at the carnival! :lol:
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Re: What's My Line? (according to Google)

Postposted on Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:42 pm

moresmarterthanspock wrote:Google thinks I'm a Lesbian Hooker Nazi Eskimo who was abducted by a UFO and forced into a Weight-loss program.

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Re: What's My Line? (according to Google)

Postposted on Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:49 pm

Arts & Entertainment
Arts & Entertainment - Music & Audio
Arts & Entertainment - Music & Audio - Music Equipment & Technology - Musical Instruments
Arts & Entertainment - Music & Audio - Music Equipment & Technology - Musical Instruments - Guitars
Arts & Entertainment - Music & Audio - Rock Music
Computers & Electronics - Computer Hardware
Computers & Electronics - Computer Hardware - Computer Components
Computers & Electronics - Computer Hardware - Computer Components - Sound & Video Cards
Computers & Electronics - Software - Multimedia Software - Photo & Video Software - Video File Formats & Codecs
Age: 18-24
Gender: Male

Turned 25 3 days ago.... NOT CORRECT BAHAHAHAHAH! SUCK IT! (Okay maybe at heart I'm < 12)

Was expecting this to show a lot of p0rn....
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Re: What's My Line? (according to Google)

Postposted on Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:11 pm

JBI wrote:So I guess your browsing habits are those of a cranky old man!


Heh. I certainly feel like I'm 65+

...Darn kids.

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Re: What's My Line? (according to Google)

Postposted on Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:30 pm

bthylafh wrote:I've been opted out for some time, so they've got no idea.


Same.

Google wrote:You've opted out, but you can opt in at any time.


They funny. Opt-in. Right.

http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/plugin/
http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
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Re: What's My Line? (according to Google)

Postposted on Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:37 pm

Computers & Electronics - Computer Hardware
Computers & Electronics - Consumer Electronics - Gadgets & Portable Electronics - PDAs & Handhelds
35-44

Not much there, but I try not to let people track me. That's almost my age, but it's a little high.

This is also from my work computer, so my home PC might be different.
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Re: What's My Line? (according to Google)

Postposted on Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:46 pm

yogibbear wrote:Was expecting this to show a lot of p0rn....
That was Arts & Entertainment, in PC talk. :P
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Re: What's My Line? (according to Google)

Postposted on Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:50 pm

BiffStroganoffsky wrote:
yogibbear wrote:Was expecting this to show a lot of p0rn....
That was Arts & Entertainment, in PC talk. :P
Might also explain the age inaccuracies (google assumes those who browse A&E are younger than they are, and those who don't are older)
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Re: What's My Line? (according to Google)

Postposted on Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:52 pm

ludi wrote:
moresmarterthanspock wrote:Google thinks I'm a Lesbian Hooker Nazi Eskimo who was abducted by a UFO and forced into a Weight-loss program.

Can't let a UHF quote pass by without a hat tip.

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Re: What's My Line? (according to Google)

Postposted on Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:54 pm

UberGerbil wrote:
BiffStroganoffsky wrote:
yogibbear wrote:Was expecting this to show a lot of p0rn....
That was Arts & Entertainment, in PC talk. :P
Might also explain the age inaccuracies (google assumes those who browse A&E are younger than they are, and those who don't are older)


Not sure you read people's posts correctly. None of the limited subset data within this thread support your theory.
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Re: What's My Line? (according to Google)

Postposted on Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:16 pm

yogibbear wrote:Not sure you read people's posts correctly. None of the limited subset data within this thread support your theory.
It was a joke. I guess i do need to use smiles for everything.
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Re: What's My Line? (according to Google)

Postposted on Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:43 pm

UberGerbil wrote:It was a joke. I guess i do need to use smiles for everything.


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Re: What's My Line? (according to Google)

Postposted on Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:09 pm

SPOOFE wrote:
ludi wrote:
moresmarterthanspock wrote:Google thinks I'm a Lesbian Hooker Nazi Eskimo who was abducted by a UFO and forced into a Weight-loss program.

Can't let a UHF quote pass by without a hat tip.

Supplies!

I'm thinking of something orange. Something oooooo-raaaange. Ya give up? It's an orange!

Google wrote:Arts & Entertainment - Music & Audio - Music Equipment & Technology - Music Recording Technology
Computers & Electronics - Computer Hardware - Computer Components
Computers & Electronics - Computer Hardware - Hardware Modding & Tuning
Computers & Electronics - Consumer Electronics - Gadgets & Portable Electronics - PDAs & Handhelds
Computers & Electronics - Software - Operating Systems - Mac OS
Food & Drink
Games
Games - Computer & Video Games
Games - Computer & Video Games - Gaming Media & Reference - Game Cheats & Hints
Games - Puzzles & Brainteasers
Internet & Telecom - Mobile & Wireless - Mobile Phones - Smart Phones

That's pretty reasonable. They have me at 25-34, which is accurate until July 2013.
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Re: What's My Line? (according to Google)

Postposted on Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:27 am

It thinks I'm 25-34, but they're off by 7 years.
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