said by openbox9: said by cabana:
oh and also the assertion that I am so stupid that if I were looking for product xyz ...
I can't possibly wonder into the internets all by myself and research ... I need it spoon fed to me.
If you're searching for product xyz, then you don't need to be marketed to.
My assertion is ... I really don't need to be marketed too unless I ask for it ... I should have the right to say ... if you want me to pay a price for me to use your site ... fine.
I understand you gotta pay the rent.
I can even put up with your throwing some ads my way if and when I am in the act of looking for xyz.
But if you tell me you are not tracking me ... but you really are... that I have a problem with.
I don't care to have my information sold nine ways to Sunday ... just so you can throw unwanted crap my way... for so many reasons.
a) because I don't believe there are any teeth in penalties for abuse of flinging my personal information out there
b) because somewhere ... sometime ... a line has to be drawn in the sand of what you can and cannot know about me without my permission
c) malware explosions (ok I don't have this cause I am locked down ... but average joe just clicks away)
d) maybe one errant search explodes into 5 hundred "like products of the same errant nature"
e) Mobile - sigh - waiting for 5 thousand ads to load when all you want to see is xyz is just maddening
f) I am PAYING ... PAYING ... PAYING ... left and right for the apparent "privilege" of using the internet ... I pay the ISP(s), I pay the taxes, I pay the bandwidth, I pay the rental charges, I pay the equipment charges, I pay the gov't charges and the "make up a name for it" fees ...
At the end of the day a marketing company would like to continue to reach into my pocket ... but hey marketing company there is only so much pocket to go around