Reply To: Think we should have more gossip here
no offence was meant And I am sure that all the click through and views are accurate – give or take!!! However having been warned off Facebook I won’t post there. I believe I inadvertently signed up as I get emails saying that someone has posted but I never post. Reasoning is pretty straightforward …..A professor who was a data scientist kept the arrival of her first child mute to see if she could beat the ads. Unfortunately a friend posted congrats on the new arrival. no mention of kids or anything, but by analysing age , sex, in a relationship etc Facebook determined through their algorithms that the probability was a child had arrived. Next time she logged on she was inundated with ads from baby sites. I could give you other scarier examples derived by a data scientist re political bent, age, ethnicity, religion, pictures and location etc. but I think you get the drift – Facebook through ML and AI probably knows more about you and your preferences than you do, which I find very uncomfortable. However as a consultant put it to me, being on Facebook and LinkedIn is the new norm. Not being on them seems to indicate you have something to hide to which my response would be roll on GDPR and the new data privacy regulations that arrive in May next year.
as far as I am concerned a website that has a couple of banner ads that also carries Rodney’s updates (as does Y&Y) and does not try to predict my behaviour, my propensity to spend given ads and click throughs works for me. Besides who in their right mind would post an ad up aagainst my last post. Be curious though to find out.
I am however as Dave points out an old goat and more than happy to chat with similar old goats on the website even if there are long periods of silence.