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Thursday, 21 May 2009 12:22
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Dear Google,

If you're going to scan my emails to target ads to me, then at least scan them closely. Because your advertising software thingie apparently thinks I would be receptive to a banner ad from the New York Coalition for Marriage and their campaign to oppose any measures to make same-sex marriage legal in New York State.

Seriously? The tons of emails with the phrases "equal marriage rights" and "GLBT" and "bisexual" and "gay/lesbian" and "Ellen fucking Degeneres" (minus the fucking) didn't tip your software off as to my political and ethical leanings?


Less Love Than Usual,
Meg


P.S. - I'm not sure why having emails full of things about my impending wedding would make you think I'm the prime audience for "Meet Hot Singles In Your Area!" ads, either. I know that 54% of marriages fail, but damn at least let the ink on my marriage certificate dry before start trying to convince me I need a back up plan.

Date: 21 May 2009 21:17 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] latimer84.livejournal.com
Those "targeted" ads are ridiculous.

Also, I can't help but note that while about half of all marriages end in divorce, that's heavily weighted down by those people who are on their fifth, sixth, seventh, and even eighth marriages. The rate for first marriages is much lower (though I can't seem to recall or find it).

Date: 21 May 2009 21:23 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] denoue-moi.livejournal.com
This.
Decent article on the mishandling of statistical data.
http://www.divorcereform.org/nyt05.html

IKWYM

Date: 21 May 2009 21:19 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] denoue-moi.livejournal.com
I get a lot of ads for plumbing supplies and BDSM toys. WTF does Google think I'm doing??
Edited Date: 21 May 2009 21:20 (UTC)

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