Review How are the enworlds ads suitable for children?

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BookTenTiger

He / Him
Some years ago I bought a shower head on Amazon. For weeks I got recommendations for shower heads. Because apparently they thought I was a collector or connoisseur or something, instead of someone who needed a new shower head in a hurry.
I love the idea that we all assume it's a four-dimensional-chess-playing algorithm figuring out the ads, but in reality it's just one over-worked dude in a basement cubicle sweating constantly and making bad calls.

"Um... Shower heads! Give 'em more shower heads!"
 

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Warpiglet-7

Cry havoc! And let slip the pigs of war!
This thread prompted me to hop around and see what comes up for me.

I have deduced that my wife has been clothes shopping…again! Or I am about to make a lifestyle change…

there is also some skin care products…and I can barely be troubled to shave…

cannot help you with the vaping stuff! Though if you let your kids bounce around the internet, a vaping ad seems to be the smallest of issues.
 




darjr

I crit!
Hey! Waitaminte!!!! Why y’all get the cool adds?!

I just get toothpaste and “finally get the summer body” adds.

Summer body adds, so frustrating, I AM WORKING ON IT!
 




Tonguez

A suffusion of yellow
Property investment, Level up and Assasins is what I got

I did see the Vape ad last week though, which I thought was weird (sand illegal in this country)
 


You could buy some ad space on ENworld yourself? Is that even an option???
Yes it is. The company that can help you is called Gamerati.
Things can get a little creepy, because these systems often make assumptions. They can tell that my wife and I live together. So, if she does online shopping for clothing, I can start getting ads for women's undergarments. And right now, she's seeing ads for faucets just like I am.
It tracks you by your public IP address. Therefore everyone in your own household is sort of lumped into the same profile. Some of the more advanced algorithms can identify the number of people in a household based upon the characteristics, but the adds can only be served by public IP, so they can not (generally) distinguish between a web session of your, or your wife's. So, you all get ads related to what the other as been looking at :)

So yea, I now when my wife has been shopping at Pottery Barn!
 


darjr

I crit!
Yes it is. The company that can help you is called Gamerati.

It tracks you by your public IP address. Therefore everyone in your own household is sort of lumped into the same profile. Some of the more advanced algorithms can identify the number of people in a household based upon the characteristics, but the adds can only be served by public IP, so they can not (generally) distinguish between a web session of your, or your wife's. So, you all get ads related to what the other as been looking at :)

So yea, I now when my wife has been shopping at Pottery Barn!
And cookies... and "other" things. It's far more sophisticated than many people realize. For instance the sites you go to are used to help build a thumbprint of you and it's kinda good enough to tell different people apart even on the same ip number. And it's also often complete crap.
 


Tonguez

A suffusion of yellow
Assassins advertise their services???
Yes , I assume that with all the Property investment and stockbrokers Coming up I’ll soon be buying my own island fortress and will hire some assasins to ensure the city council grants me consent to build a giant laser
 


Jer

Legend
Supporter
The only
If you don't want to see a type of ad, then either get an ad blocker, browse privately, or don't browse sites related to what you don't want to see
Or become a supporter! If you don't want to see ads, pay for the content so the site owners don't need the ad money to keep the hamsters running the servers stocked up on hamster chow.

(I've only been a supporter for a few months and I have to be honest - I forgot the site had ads on it other than the Level Up link over on the right).
 

darjr

I crit!
The only

Or become a supporter! If you don't want to see ads, pay for the content so the site owners don't need the ad money to keep the hamsters running the servers stocked up on hamster chow.

(I've only been a supporter for a few months and I have to be honest - I forgot the site had ads on it other than the Level Up link over on the right).
But how will I know what personally inappropriate things I've been searching for?
 

Sacrosanct

Legend
Publisher
"Honey, what are all these NSFW ads on our computer?"
"I have no idea! Must be Morrus's fault!"

These are the ads I see (along with Adobe ads, which makes a lot of sense)

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