Most of us have had one experience where it seemed like advertisements follow us between / across sites. It feels creepy for a few seconds, then we click on.

Can we document this better? Think of a product you likely would not typically look for. Do a few searches in google and maybe amazon. Click through to a few results. Click around.

Over the next week, pay attention to the ads you see in Google, Facebook, Instagram, etc. Do you see any of these items in ads? The results are hardly conclusive either way (if you don’t see ads, it does not mean you are not being tracked!), but maybe you can think about a more refined way to conduct such a study.

This is based on my own experience

 

 

Example for "Baiting The Ad Followers":
https://twitter.com/cogdog/status/1215637724591349760

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