Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Down With The Man, Man!

It's a long, not necessarily interesting story that involves my strong dislike of being tracked and advertised to and an amazing Sociology professor and how much a lot of internet advertising weirds me out.

You see, I opt out of getting flyers and junk mail, I've opted out of whatchamacallit phone calls and I just now discovered I can opt out of some ad customization (fancy term) online.   You know, the type of ads where you check something on amazon and then all of a sudden ads appear on other pages for the same thing and you're like... excuuuuse me?  So I'm adjusting my tin-foil hat and other cliches and sending my fellow Canadians the same choice... 

http://youradchoices.ca/choices

Not saying it's bothering you too, but... why make it easy on them, eh?  I prefer to be less trackable and I know the internet doesn't really work that way but still... if they're giving me an opt out option, you bet I'm using it!

PS  I'm registered on the Do Not Call List (telemarketers) until 2021 now!  Woot!

6 Comments:

Anonymous Elliott said...

The calls that bug me the most are the telemarketers on the cell phone...especially the ones that start with the foghorn...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 10:01:00 am  
Blogger Victoria said...

I don't even want to know!!!! (Because I can't tell if you're kidding me or if this is actually a thing!)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 7:03:00 pm  
Anonymous Elliott said...

Not kidding you...a travel agency starts their calls with a foghorn in your ear and then says you have won a trip...I hate getting those on my cell phones. And not to point fingers, but the area codes on some of them are from BC...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 3:34:00 pm  
Blogger Victoria said...

Oh, that might just be me prank calling you then! ;)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 5:23:00 pm  
Anonymous Elliott said...

Well then...see if I answer any BC area codes again. :o)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 6:31:00 pm  
Blogger Victoria said...

My bad! ;)

Thursday, November 20, 2014 4:08:00 pm  

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