Originally Posted by out of ideas
How do you guys think targeted advertising works? Companys pay for information about your browsing habits, your location, who you know, where you shop etc.
facebook would be worth zero dollars if companies didnt buy this stuff.
Target, a retail store, follows what people buy and determines if they may be getting pregnant in the future, and sends out coupons for baby items to those customers. Not from buying obvious stuff either like diapers or something.
i accidentally ran across a website where I could buy 1 million americans names, address and phone numbers for about $15. I might try to dig it up, but I really wish it didnt exist in the first place.
I work in Advertising, Marketing and Branding. Are you trying to tell me that advertising is the same as spying? The same as gathering personal data?
I have worked for some of the largest tech companies. Some of their names are mentioned in this forum often. VERY often. I have been charged with millions of dollars in advertising budget and overseen international advertising purchases. I have met with some of the largest advertisers in the world across all advertising mediums. And NEVER have I found out about an individual I was advertising to.
If you knew 1% about advertising you would know what CPM means. Look it up.