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Who does Google think you are?

 
 
Reply Thu 26 Jan, 2012 07:05 pm
Kind of cool, and maybe scary - Google shows you what they think you are based on cookie info http://t.co/DoN5VdEw

I applaud they're openness about this stuff - if you don't know why this is important you should watch this Ted Talk on internet bubble filters - I've taken to using http://duckduckgo.com/ to double check on what I'm missing out on.

Here's mine - Google is such a flatterer.

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Your categories
Below you can review the interests and inferred demographics that Google has associated with your cookie. You can remove or edit these at any time.
Arts & Entertainment
Arts & Entertainment - Music & Audio
Arts & Entertainment - Music & Audio - Music Reference - Song Lyrics & Tabs
Computers & Electronics - Software - Multimedia Software - Photo & Video Software - Video File Formats & Codecs
Games - Puzzles & Brainteasers

Your demographics
We infer your age and gender based on the websites you've visited. You can remove or edit these at any time.
Age: 18-24
Gender: Male
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hingehead
 
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Reply Thu 26 Jan, 2012 07:07 pm
@hingehead,
I have two google accounts personal and work

My work profile is significantly different:

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Your categories
Below you can review the interests and inferred demographics that Google has associated with your cookie. You can remove or edit these at any time.
Computers & Electronics - Electronics & Electrical - Data Sheets & Electronics Reference
Computers & Electronics - Software - Business & Productivity Software
Pets & Animals - Pets - Cats


Your demographics

We infer your age and gender based on the websites you've visited. You can remove or edit these at any time.
Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
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hingehead
 
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Reply Thu 26 Jan, 2012 07:08 pm
Very curious if anyone gets assigned the wrong gender.
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Ceili
 
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Reply Thu 26 Jan, 2012 07:12 pm
Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
Business & Industrial
World Localities - Asia - West Asia - United Arab Emirates

To be fair, I did clean my computer the last week and my cookie file the other day. But the gender and age are wrong.
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Thu 26 Jan, 2012 07:12 pm
My ad blocker is apparently working.

This is good news since my ad preference is to not see any of them.

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Ads Preferences

Cookies are disabled

Your browser's cookies seem to be disabled. Ads Preferences will not work until you enable cookies in your browser. How do I enable cookies?
djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 26 Jan, 2012 07:13 pm
@hingehead,
interesting
Your categories
Computers & Electronics - Software - Software Utilities
Science - Biological Sciences - Anatomy (porn?)
Shopping


Your demographics
Age: 45-54
Gender: Male

i buy books and music on line, is that the shopping, how come books and music don't enter into the equation

the only thing i can think of vaguely relating to software utilities is torrenting tv shows

and seriously, the biology has to be porn
djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 26 Jan, 2012 07:13 pm
@djjd62,
gender and age are dead on
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hingehead
 
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Reply Thu 26 Jan, 2012 07:17 pm
@djjd62,
You're so funny deej.

I'm guessing that the online shopping doesn't show because you aren't using Google to find the items - Amazon won't update a google cookie (I mean it could but they wouldn't bother (unless there was some sort of business advantage - actually I'm not sure they could anyway technically without some sort of PGP key - woefully ignorant on this stuff)
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hingehead
 
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Reply Thu 26 Jan, 2012 07:18 pm
@Ceili,
Hey Ceili - didn't take long to find a digital gender reassignment. I wonder if it will change over time?
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hingehead
 
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Reply Thu 26 Jan, 2012 07:19 pm
@Butrflynet,
Hi BFN - do you find any inconveniences associated with cookie-blocking? I remember once telling IE to check for confirmation every time a site wanted to set a cookie - drove me insane. I like Amazon recognising me (again I'm woefully ignorant of the privacy implications).
Joe Nation
 
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Reply Thu 26 Jan, 2012 07:35 pm
@Ceili,
I have always thought you were a 52 year old male.

Joe(Now we know,)Nation :-)
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Thu 26 Jan, 2012 07:36 pm
@hingehead,
Nope, not at all. If there is a site I want to use and they insist on being able to put cookies on my PC, I just exclude them individually from the ad block.

There are very few sites like those that I'm so keenly interested in using. I can usually find alternatives.
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Thu 26 Jan, 2012 07:36 pm
@Ceili,
but it pegged you as Asian...
hingehead
 
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Reply Thu 26 Jan, 2012 07:59 pm
@Rockhead,
Expect a PM from Jgoldman
Rockhead
 
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Reply Thu 26 Jan, 2012 08:04 pm
@hingehead,
I wonder what happened to that little freak...
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boomerang
 
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Reply Thu 26 Jan, 2012 08:07 pm
@hingehead,
Quote:
Your categories
Below you can review the interests and inferred demographics that Google has associated with your cookie. You can remove or edit these at any time.
Jobs & Education - Education - Primary & Secondary Schooling (K-12)
People & Society - Family & Relationships - Family - Parenting


Your demographics
We infer your age and gender based on the websites you've visited. You can remove or edit these at any time.
Age: 25-34
Gender: Male
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Ceili
 
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Reply Thu 26 Jan, 2012 08:13 pm
@Joe Nation,
Sssshhhhh! I like to maintain the mystery.. lol
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Ceili
 
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Reply Thu 26 Jan, 2012 08:14 pm
@Rockhead,
Ha ha.. Too funny. Didn't even think of that, however, no orange to be seen, you might have noticed.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 26 Jan, 2012 08:30 pm
Ah, quite funny. I'm going to let them keep thinking this way:

Your categories
Below you can review the interests and inferred demographics that Google has associated with your cookie. You can remove or edit these at any time.

Games - Puzzles & Brainteasers slightly true, sporadically

Shopping - Apparel - yeh, I go to the goodwill once in a while, say every three months, for books; haven't bought new clothes in at least four years, even at goodwill. I already had a lot of clothes, have been downsizing. I do read the odd style article, or did when I followed the New York Times.

World Localities - North America - USA - California - Southern California - Los Angeles - see below
World Localities - North America - USA - Southwest (USA) - New Mexico - Albuquerque-Santa Fe - anyone who is a regular at a2k knows I'm interested in a lot of places around the world.

Your demographics
We infer your age and gender based on the websites you've visited. You can remove or edit these at any time.
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
wrong and wrong


They totally missed any interest of mine in sports, art, architecture, medicine, politics, travel, food, animals, yadda yadda.

They do keep giving me ads about Albuquerque and Santa Fe. I'm more interested in New York, London, Rome, etc. to see other people's shopping opportunities.

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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 26 Jan, 2012 08:33 pm
@hingehead,
apparently Set and I are a mystery

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Your categories and demographics
No interest or demographic categories are associated with your ads preferences so far. You can add or edit interests and demographics at any time.


gonna try it on another browser to see if anything shows up
 

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