Monday, October 2, 2006

Creepy AdSense

So, a member of my family was in a car accident today -- no one was hurt, but the car is a right-off. And Google -- through Gmail -- thoughtfully provided all these ads along side an email I just received from someone I told about the accident:

temporary car insurance
Quotes, Rates & Coverage Online! Compare temporary car insurance

Ontario's Top Car Report
Buy Your Car With Peace of Mind! Data from ON, Canada, US for $29.95

Bus Accident Attorneys
Helping Bus Accident Victims Free Lawsuit Case Consultation

RBC Car Insurance
Get a free online quote & see how you can save! Several discounts.

envisionCAM Video System
Record Video of Aggressive Driving and Accidents in Automobiles

Claims Adjusters
Listings of claims adjusters. Find out how an adjuster can help you.

Fatal Car Accident
Find An Old Fatal Car Accident In Millions Of Old Newspaper Pages

I shudder to think what helpful things would have popped up if I'd mentioned, in private email, that someone had died ...


At October 02, 2006 7:58 PM , Anonymous don said...

Or someone who's talking about having a baby . . .

You can just imagine the ads that'll pop up (sorry) with that one *shudder*.

At October 02, 2006 7:59 PM , Anonymous Brian L. Raney said...

Wow, great! Now, if only I could figure out what not to include in my emails to stop all those unsolicited penis enlargements Adverts.

At October 02, 2006 8:20 PM , Anonymous Marah said...

That's just creepy; but I can't help wondering what ads would appear if one were to write a particularly suggestive email. :)

At October 03, 2006 12:17 AM , Blogger E.Jim Shannon said...

Or if aliens were involved somehow.

seriously though, glad no one was hurt. It's murder out there on our highways. But that's another rant for another time.

At October 03, 2006 1:26 AM , Blogger S William said...

"Insurance fungi" ???

That is an odd name.

At October 03, 2006 2:22 PM , Anonymous Robin said...

Sorry to hear about the car accident, Rob. My brother-in-law was in an accident once, and by the time he got home, he had messages from six different lawyers, asking about representing him. Creepy stuff.

I find it hard to decide how I feel about Google Ads. On the one hand, who wants advertisement for alligator shoes on one's site? But on the other hand, they're paying, (albeit very little) and offering free services.

I just took AdSense off my blog today because I didn't like the ads. I'll try them again, though. I'm still torn, I guess.

At October 04, 2006 8:45 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am glad everyone is ok.

--Jessica Thomas


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