This ever happen to anyone else?

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  1. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    LOL...

    Been posting and searching a lot on Warwick the past few days.

    Getting ads now on facebook for a company called WeWork.

    Coincidence, or are advertising bots taking guesses at auto-correction now? If I were the WeWork advertisers, I don't know how I'd feel about this.
     
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  2. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Not yet for me. The advertising bots have been accurate in my experience.

    -Mike
     
  3. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    Actually the bots track the time of day so they know you're home during the day searching the interwebs when you should be out working.:laugh:
     
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  4. At least nobody is trying to recruit you for wetwork.
     
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  5. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Was thinking of ordering flowers for Mom since Mother’s Day is approaching.

    I ought to just peruse Frederick’s of Hollywood for a few minutes so my TL is clogged with what I’m really obsessed with.
     
  6. Please tell us that you are not ordering something for your mother from Frederick's of Hollywood.
     
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  7. Ghook

    Ghook

    Sep 25, 2018
    Eastern US
    We have Amazon Alexia and we have little doubt it listens in based on ad feeds we receive. We might discuss that I need to repair a faucet and next thing you know we get a feed for bathroom fixtures . :)
     
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  8. ONYX

    ONYX

    Apr 14, 2000
    A couple weeks ago, after a "few" bottles of beer, I was doing my world famous Tommy Chong impersonation ( :rollno:)........

    The next morning, Cheech and Chongs Nice Dreams was listed in my Recommended Movies section of FireTV. My wife was a little freaked out by it, but I tried to convince her it was a coincidence....but now I have my doubts.
     
  9. What he is really interested in is random pics similar to their catalogue but with the search spy bot assuming less is more.
     
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  10. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    No. It would be for my wife.
     
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  11. But mostly for you.
     
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  12. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    We've got Alexa too. Still learning the things she's capable of...

    Some are awesome. My new favorite is, "Alexa. Add tofu to our shopping list."

    It used to be, "Andrea. Add tofu to our shopping list."

    Followed by...

    "No. The list is in the drawer. Do it yourself!"
     
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  13. Turbo Sparky

    Turbo Sparky Supporting Member

    May 14, 2018
    South Eastern U.S.
    It's the Russians.
     
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  14. Ghook

    Ghook

    Sep 25, 2018
    Eastern US

    Don't forget Alexia tune my guitar/bass. Seriously, as good as tuning to a piano. You might have to activate the feature but if I remember correctly Alexia asks if you want activation.
     
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  15. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    A saying from the advertising business: "I know that half of my advertising budget is wasted, but I just don't know which half."
     
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  16. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    I do get results.
     
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  17. All I know is this: the other day, I stood in line behind another guy at the pharmacist. I’ve never seen the dude before in my life. I go home, we eat dinner, afterwards I log on to Facebook. There is the guy as a ‘someone you might know’ reference. What?????
     
  18. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Could be location services. Google/FB and Android are particularly nosy, even though you can turn aspects of it "off", if you use mapping and/or route services, you'll get tagged again.