Why does YouTube think I'm an alcoholic?
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17-12-2013, 11:21 PM
RE: Why does YouTube think I'm an alcoholic?
(17-12-2013 08:31 AM)Caveman Wrote:  So not liking wodka makes you not an alcoholic?
You haven't mentioned your preference for other beverages.

Also, ads are also set by the shows that you watch, they have a say in which ads or which genre of ads are shown with their shows, especially if they are partners.

All I watch is The Young Turks, AronRa, Steve Shives, QualiaSoup, Evid3nc3, The Thinking Atheist, and other assorted science/atheist stuff.

Guess I should be happy I'm getting relatively high-brow Grey Goose ads and not ones for Bud Light or Pabst Blue Ribbon...

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18-12-2013, 04:03 PM
RE: Why does YouTube think I'm an alcoholic?
I think it's related to Google Ads Remarketing. From what I understand, it works something like this:

-Visit advertiser's website
-See advertiser's ads EVERYWHERE FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE (ok, maybe that's an exaggeration, but that's how it seems).

The same thing happened to me with Citrix ShareFile. I visited the site once, and then for months saw their ads where ever I went, and every youtube video I watched started with "Hi, I'm Dan and I work at Citrix... <skip ad>"

Anyway, clearing your cookies should take care of it.

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18-12-2013, 04:41 PM
RE: Why does YouTube think I'm an alcoholic?
(17-12-2013 11:21 PM)EvolutionKills Wrote:  
(17-12-2013 08:31 AM)Caveman Wrote:  So not liking wodka makes you not an alcoholic?
You haven't mentioned your preference for other beverages.

Also, ads are also set by the shows that you watch, they have a say in which ads or which genre of ads are shown with their shows, especially if they are partners.

All I watch is The Young Turks, AronRa, Steve Shives, QualiaSoup, Evid3nc3, The Thinking Atheist, and other assorted science/atheist stuff.

Guess I should be happy I'm getting relatively high-brow Grey Goose ads and not ones for Bud Light or Pabst Blue Ribbon...

Well, as everyone knows... most scientists and certainly all atheists are simply drunken fornicators. Thus, dating sites and booze are relatively appealing.

The interwebz is simply monetarily exploiting your hell-bound habits. Angel have fun in your abyss

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19-12-2013, 04:01 AM
RE: Why does YouTube think I'm an alcoholic?
Now I'm getting flooded with ads for Kay Jewelers, FML...

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19-12-2013, 01:24 PM
RE: Why does YouTube think I'm an alcoholic?
I try to load a music video for my five-year-old that I know is clean, and I get an ad that is a movie preview with swearing. Wonderful.
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19-12-2013, 01:42 PM
RE: Why does YouTube think I'm an alcoholic?
(16-12-2013 03:17 AM)EvolutionKills Wrote:  I use AddBlocker in Chrome on PC, but when listening to YouTube on my iPod at work, I get inundated with adds before almost every video; and every single one for the past two weeks has been the same Grey Goose vodka advertisement.

So why does YouTube think I'm an alcoholic? Undecided

I don't even like vodka...

I always get the same Spanish ad for Suave shampoo. Lol
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19-12-2013, 02:07 PM
RE: Why does YouTube think I'm an alcoholic?
I got ads for persimmon trees for 6 months after I looked around for some. I guess they don't have too many people they can link persimmon trees to...Tongue

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19-12-2013, 02:15 PM
RE: Why does YouTube think I'm an alcoholic?
(19-12-2013 04:01 AM)EvolutionKills Wrote:  Now I'm getting flooded with ads for Kay Jewelers, FML...

See?! If you like a think you better put a ring on it. You're soon to find your dream gal over at Christian Mingle.

Get over there and sign up right now! Drinking Beverage Don't forget: god has damned you, you drunken sot.

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20-12-2013, 01:07 AM
RE: Why does YouTube think I'm an alcoholic?
(19-12-2013 02:15 PM)kim Wrote:  Get over there and sign up right now! Drinking Beverage Don't forget: god has damned you, you drunken sot.

Sorry, already got a girlfriend, and she's as damned as I am.

Still, maybe I can find a nice Mormon girl looking for an open relationship? Consider




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21-12-2013, 02:30 AM
RE: Why does YouTube think I'm an alcoholic?
I'm pretty sure its random. Or you just have ran into a beer ad somewhere else before and now its only giving you those ads.

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