Thursday, December 9, 2010

Buy Me



Dear reader, I am being relentlessly stalked by an ad for a Flip Ultra HD camera. It's one of those 'web cameras for webbies' webbie cams. At any rate, ever since I visited the Flip Ultra HD website weeks ago, it's ads have been coincidentally appearing like magic on a number of Internet websites that I regularly visit. If I use a different computer then the ads aren't there. Thus my computer must be the traitor. And here I thought we played for the same team. The ad shown in the pic above was pasted on our local newspaper's website, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. And as surely as night follows day, tomorrow the same ad will make an encore. The persistence of the perpetrator amazes me, some kind of ad agency. They must get paid by the hits. I surmise most probably the tracking software is something that's readily available out there code named Hitman or something along those lines. Oh, about the webbie camera, itself, the reason that I looked into it, is that its much more handy to take impromptu pics judging from the people I've seen using web cameras. It's all walaa and far less intrusive taking a photo, for example, of an apple in a grocery store, and shoppers in the same aisle having to duck out of your way. At any rate, 11-minutes after the hour. The 1 o'clock hour. Am. Later.

5 comments:

rowena said...

I assume you cleared out the cache, cookies, and all that stuff. FU HD cameras must be desperate.

Kay said...

Does the Ad-Aware program thingy get rid of stuff like that? That must be awfully annoying.

Brad Farless said...

I was gonna suggest what Rowena said. Also, they're probably Google Ads, and Google uses Targeted Advertising, so you may want to read this article on Lifehacker on how to opt-out of them:

http://lifehacker.com/5171050/opt-out-of-googles-targeted-ads

RONW said...

Rowena- there are several brands of webbie cams, but the HD was the original. Actually, I like the clones better. As soon as the bigger companies saw how much webbie cams were selling they started their own line. The clones are more expensive.

Kay- well, at first I thought that this must be a very popular webbie cam since I keep finding it advertised everywhere. Instead the ads were shadowing me.

Brad- I'll have to re-read that bunch of info again. Thanks, though.

kahuku said...

Hau'oli Makahiki Hou! Hope all is well in your world.