Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Google Knows I'm Gay
My blogging has finally caught up with me. I have started to be targeted online with gay ads by Google.
Actually, now that I think about it, quite a few companies should know I'm gay by now.
Amazon would know because I just ordered the books "No More Goodbyes" and "In Quiet Desperation." Come to think of it, Visa should know too because that is what I used to pay for them.
I don't think Apple could tell solely from my love of showtunes and pop music, but they should know because I blog and send e-mails from my iPod Touch and just downloaded the Grindr app to see what all the fuss is about.
Facebook should be aware of it too since you just know they store and read all of our chats and messages, right? Not to mention I left my "interested in" section blank which just screams gay.
Comcast should know too since they are my internet provider and they can track everything. And if all of those companies know, the FBI has got to know too.
Geez, more companies realize I'm gay than people I know. Come to think of it, I've been worrying about telling people I am gay when I have been telling faceless corporate America all along.
How is that for a comforting thought on the illusion of privacy?