Google ads in Gmail

August 3, 2008 9:54 am UTC | In Misc

Google ads are “content-sensitive”. What does that mean?

  • Case 1: My colleague worked overnight, so I sent an email to him in the morning: “Great work, have some good sleep then.”. Gmail popped up a sponsored link: “Sleep Apnea Cure”. Oh come on, my colleague sleeps very well…
  • Case 2: My friend did not show up in a scheduled meeting, and he emailed me: “Sorry I screwed up today….  Could we meet late afternoon tomorrow”. The Google ads beside this email was “Date Hot Stanford Girls!”. ok, ok, I guess Google knows my geolocation, and “screw up” does have another meaning…

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  1. 赞case 2

    Comment by Eric — August 3, 2008 5:40 pm UTC #

  2. 我前天刚好也截了一个GMail里面广告的图……

    Comment by broom — August 3, 2008 6:39 pm UTC #

  3. 全英文的,看起来有难度!

    Comment by QQ游戏 — August 8, 2008 11:33 pm UTC #

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