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(Google)   In honor of Google's new no opt-out privacy changes, click to check and see what its ad server thinks you are. It thinks I'm a 20-something male, and so do I -Drew   ( google.com) divider line
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2012-01-26 03:01:34 PM  
"Ads Preferences:

Cookies are disabled"
2012-01-26 03:01:39 PM  
It thinks my cookies are disabled. Must be Adblock Plus.
2012-01-26 03:01:40 PM  
You currently do not have an 'id' cookie.

2012-01-26 03:01:49 PM  
It thinks I have a lack of cookies, which is true, some chocolate chip ones would go great right now.
2012-01-26 03:02:02 PM  
Games - Computer & Video Games - Fighting Games

2012-01-26 03:02:07 PM  
So I can't opt out? What happens when I click the big blue "Opt Out" button on the "Opt Out" page that's conveniently linked to on this one?
2012-01-26 03:02:07 PM  
If the google says it, it must be true.
2012-01-26 03:02:14 PM  
lol 35-44 Male
2012-01-26 03:02:20 PM  
If we can't opt out then what is that opt out option all about?

/What the hell is going on out there?!?
2012-01-26 03:02:33 PM  
Google's own privacy notice to me was filtered as spam by Gmail.
2012-01-26 03:02:37 PM  
It seems to think I don't have cookies. Must be noscript.
2012-01-26 03:03:04 PM  
"Male - 35 to 44."

Must be all the lesbian porn I watch.
2012-01-26 03:03:09 PM  
I live in Rhode Island AND South Carolina, according to Google. Good for me.
2012-01-26 03:03:09 PM  
I don't have an ID cookie. Guess I win.
2012-01-26 03:03:15 PM  
I work in online advertising and Web traffic analysis so I'm getting...

/cookies are good. cookies are GOOD
2012-01-26 03:03:22 PM  
This webpage is not available
The webpage at https://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/ads/preferences/getcookie?sig=ACi0 TChwoCWbp5uN64s1VS8WxHqZNTEQDXWfAMGI4pNMnGVIAcNGsIS-9CwjnLz-D2TMkahnRe 75&redir_ac=1&continue=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS9zZXR0aW5ncy9hZHM vb253ZWIvP2hsPWVu&hl=en might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.
2012-01-26 03:03:28 PM  
It thinks I'm a 45-54 yo male, I'm insulted, I just turned 35 on Sunday.
2012-01-26 03:03:46 PM  
No interest or demographic categories are associated with your ads preferences so far.

Suits me fine.

Haven't seen an ad in years.
2012-01-26 03:03:48 PM  
Drew-Drew-Drew, Max Tucker shed his frat boy ways and you should as well.
Do we have to have yet another intervention?
2012-01-26 03:03:57 PM  

tommyl66: If we can't opt out then what is that opt out option all about?

/What the hell is going on out there?!?

I clicked that opt-out button too...should I be scared?
2012-01-26 03:04:04 PM  
It thinks I am a 65+ male with an interest in waste management
2012-01-26 03:04:06 PM  
my host file blocks that link.
2012-01-26 03:04:12 PM  
OH LAWL!! Im a 65 year old male...that's high-larious!

2012-01-26 03:04:22 PM  
It thinks I'm Fark.com.
2012-01-26 03:04:33 PM  
I'm 28, but google says I'm 65+! Wow, I must be a loser.
2012-01-26 03:04:41 PM  
It's just shunting me back to fark.com
2012-01-26 03:04:46 PM  
65+ male. what in the sam hill?
2012-01-26 03:04:49 PM  
"Shopping - Photo & Video Services - Stock Photography"

I have no idea how I got this associated with me.
2012-01-26 03:04:54 PM  
It got my age right, but not my gender.

Although the same could be said of my genetic code / God / mother nature / or any pasta-based deity you believe in.
2012-01-26 03:05:00 PM  
I don't want to be Fark.com. Fark you, Googz.
2012-01-26 03:05:06 PM  
Uh, it just redirects me to Fark.com.
2012-01-26 03:05:06 PM  
no id cookie. except, of course, on Fark...*ahem*
2012-01-26 03:05:13 PM  

swaniefrmreddeer: It thinks I'm a 45-54 yo male, I'm insulted, I just turned 35 on Sunday.

You think that's bad? It thinks I'm a girl!
2012-01-26 03:05:15 PM  
The search engine is great, but everything else Google does seems like it was translated from Mandarin Chinese. I dread making changes to my gmail because it is the LEAST INTUITIVE email I have ever used.
2012-01-26 03:05:16 PM  

soopey: It's just shunting me back to fark.com

Me, too.
2012-01-26 03:05:16 PM  
It's right except that it thinks I live in New England. Which I don't blame it for.
2012-01-26 03:05:24 PM  
45-54 male

/34 yo male
2012-01-26 03:05:26 PM  
I got linked back to Fark.
2012-01-26 03:05:42 PM  
At least it got my gender right.

CSB time - (I use gmail) I got an email from a friend last summer, just three pictures. No text in the subject field or body. I knew the pictures were coming, so no need for a description. The google ads on the side were tailored specifically to what was in those pictures somehow. The sender did not have a gmail address, and I hadn't emailed him prior regarding the topic. Freaky.
2012-01-26 03:05:47 PM  
Google Chrome blocked the mouseover explanation of why Google thinks I'm a 20-something male as Error: insecure.
2012-01-26 03:05:49 PM  
Adblock Plus.


Google can feel free to snort my anal vapors.
2012-01-26 03:06:00 PM  
2012-01-26 03:06:00 PM  
Jerry Sandusky

Is that bad?
2012-01-26 03:06:10 PM  
That's...actually kind of amusing.
2012-01-26 03:06:10 PM  
I got redirected to Fark. So where is this ad server because I'm not really finding it on my own,
2012-01-26 03:06:14 PM  

JerseyTim: It thinks I'm Fark.com.

Same here. WTF?
2012-01-26 03:06:27 PM  
No interest or demographic categories are associated with your ads preferences so far. You can add or edit interests and demographics at any time.
2012-01-26 03:06:32 PM  

soopey: It's just shunting me back to fark.com

Me too.
2012-01-26 03:06:38 PM  
Games - Online Games - Massive Multiplayer
Games - Puzzles & Brainteasers
Home & Garden - Home Furnishings
People & Society - Subcultures & Niche Interests

Age: 18-24
Gender: Male

Home furnishings? Really? What the hell have I been googling?
2012-01-26 03:06:40 PM  
65+ male. Line forms to the right, ladies.
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