Yeah, some companies are definitely running with this as hard as they can. I know every time I visit A2Hosting.com I start getting Google-driven banner ads for them on other sites -- which is kind of stupid, really, since I'm already a customer. But Google likes to take their money, I'm sure, and (self-evidently) I am
exactly the person A2 would like to serve ads to except for that one unfortunate fact. Amazon seems to be picking up on everything also. And, since I frequently use Chrome, Google presumably knows all about what I'm looking at on Amazon, so that just compounds things. I know there aren't supposed
to be cross-site cookie hacks, but it sure wouldn't surprise me if people are still trying: just about everybody would love to know what you're looking at on Amazon, for example.
Captain Ned wrote:
OK, explain to me why Bergdorf Goodman (the department store in Arthur) is trying to sell me Manolo Blahniks.
Aside from hobbies that I'm totally not judging you about, perhaps you've bought your wife something on that computer. Amazon's been known to suggest things to me based on gifts.
We've got to be right on the verge of somebody discovering their spouse is having an affair because of suspicious ads getting served in the wake of the spouse using a shared computer (and covering tracks except for things like this). If it hasn't happened already. Heck, if "Law & Order" was still around that would be a perfect plot McGuffin behind a murder.