I get news notifications on my phone. I’m sure many of you do as well. Now, I know I’ve talked about the whole idea of “Big Brother is watching” before, but come on! It’s like this entire headline was written specifically for me. I should be outraged, and I am. But damn, if this isn’t spot on.
I know my poor Netflix has identity issues when it comes to interpreting my viewing habits and bouncing suggestions back to me on a daily basis. Spotify has the same problem … classic rock, country, Disney movie soundtracks, and new artists all combine to thoroughly confuse whatever algorithm is in place to ensure relevant offerings are featured in the “recommended for you” listings.
Now, apparently, whoever is in charge of filtering advertisements on the social media sites I visit, based on my internet history, is having an interesting time of it as well.
And quite frankly, I’m torn. Even if I had the money to purchase one of these items … I’m just not sure which one I would choose.