So I’ve always known that the ads I see are from what I’ve previously searched online. The thing I didn’t know is how they got. Or even how the ads get on the websites I’m looking at. This past week, I’ve searched most about two specific things: Disney Land and Fallout 4. And these two random things have popped up EVERYWHERE.
I always see ads on Facebook and recognize where they’re from. I’m always like “oh! that’s weird! I was just searching that!” for a split second. Then I remember ‘they’ are always monitoring what I search.
Even this weeks readings aren’t safe from my search history. I never actually click on these ads because I’ve always been taught to ignore any ads. But they are usually 100%, spot-on, relevant to me.
I can only be so surprised that these large companies are using my data. It just shocks me how much they can see and manipulate what I see online. I don’t think these companies will face any implications because I don’t think people really understand what is actually happening.