I get a serious amount of advertisement mail in my email box every day. I won’t call it spam because I actually signed up for it. Whenever I ordered a paper catalog, I also signed up for emails. Why not? They offer coupon codes… sometimes for 20% off anything from the entire site!
But yesterday I was just realizing how many of those emails I get from places I will never order anything from. Places that are cool to look at, but whose prices are way out of my league. I decided to start unsubscribing from the places I haven’t ever ordered anything from. I’m at eight sites and counting. Sheesh!
I’ve also been a little creeped out lately that the banner ads in the margin of my hotmail page are ads about sites I’ve been to. I know there are cookies being stored on my computer and stuff, but the ads are a little too spot-on. It makes me feel like I’m being watched….