Today, I logged into yet another amazing ActiveRain Zoom weekly Zoom call. Today, Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD covered some great points regarding Artificial Intelligence and more.
One thing he taught me was that you could use DuckDuckGo as an extension while still using Google Chrome. I thought I would give it a try so I installed the extension.
That taught me a Bonus Lesson too! The very first time I used my search bar it came up with this notification stating it had blocked Facebook from tracking that search!
I double checked and I didn't even have Facebook open on any of my tabs at the time!
The same crap happens when you just talk about something around one of your devices these days. Haven't you noticed how you could be talking about something extremely obscure and then it starts popping up on advertising feeds on your devices and social media? They say it is just a coincidence and that because we we just talking about it we are just more aware of the advertising. I bet if you talked about the smallest country you can think of, it will start appearing as ads to fly there, hotels there, etc.
Think of the potential psychological impacts of this push marketing. What if you have difficulty with depression and you keep getting bombarded with articles and ads for depression. Would that make it worse? If you want to quit smoking and your ads start showing cigarettes all day?
Maybe the solution is to log in a few times a day and asking for positive affirmations; happy thoughts; soothing sunsets; beach scenes; etc. Would your ads start being more positive and a mini dose of virtual Prozac instead?
I wonder how many Prozac ads this blog will generate?
It will be interesting to see what else DuckDuckGo blocks but so far, I am impressed!