Friday, August 14, 2009

How To Find Out What Google Thinks You Like

I've often said that there's no privacy anymore, and that Google knows everything about you.

Ever wondered what Google thinks it knows?

Just click to http://www.google.com/ads/preferences and you'll find out.

Here's what Google thinks of me:

Category
Business - Advertising & Marketing - Marketing Services
Business - Management & Corporate Operations - Strategic Planning
Finance & Insurance - Investing
Internet - Web Design & Development
News & Current Events - Technology News
Shopping - Coupons & Rebates
Social Networks & Online Communities - Blogging Resources & Services
Society - Legal - Intellectual Property
Society - Social Science - Economics
Sports - Basketball

Wow, they've got me pegged to within an inch of my life. Though I'm mildly surprised that "Jessica Alba" didn't at least make a brief appearance.

2 comments:

belazir said...

That made me chuckle. Google has observed this for me:

Arts & Humanities - Theater & Performing Arts Remove
Business - Advertising & Marketing Remove
Business - E-Commerce - Merchant Services & Payment Systems Remove
Entertainment - Multimedia Content - Video Clips & Movie Downloads Remove
Entertainment - Music - Musical Instruments Remove
Internet - Web Design & Development Remove
Internet - Web Services - Email & Messaging Remove
Local - Jobs Remove
Shopping - Ticket Sales Remove
Telecommunications - Mobile & Wireless - Mobile Phones

Fiscal Student said...

Very interesting post....and humorous!
Google thinks the following of me

Entertainment - Music - Rock & Pop Remove
Entertainment - Music - Urban & Hip-Hop Remove
Internet - Web Design & Development Remove
Lifestyles - Charitable & Non-profits Remove
Local - Regional Content - Western Europe - Ireland Remove
Social Networks & Online Communities - Blogging Resources & Services Remove
Social Networks & Online Communities - Forum & Chat Providers Remove
Society - Government & Regulatory Bodies Remove
Sports - Soccer