Posts tagged ‘wtf’

January 30, 2012

Google Thinks I’m a Man

Google has done it. They have finally killed my belief that living in a small town was the reason that I feel so out of place being a dorky girl. My love of video games, music, Star Wars and all things fabulously geeky, along with the fact that I watch fan films, drool over collectibles on the Kotobukiya website and watch Sumo has apparently made me a stereotypical male. Yep, you read that right. Google thinks I’m a man.

Google’s Ad preferences cookie, the bot that figures out what to flash randomly on the right hand side of my web browser (usually, there is an ad for World of Warcraft and a dancing goblin in the ad bar), took it upon themselves to determine my age and gender based on the websites I’ve visited…I’m a 25-34 year old Male. (Click photo above) That’s rad, Google!

With the new privacy practices that Google just unveiled, I was worried about something like this happening. I am no longer allowed to check out amazing cosplay and “accidentally” happen upon the Red Tubes, while checking out ehow’s tutorial on building Cloud’s Buster Sword,  without Google deciding that the best ads for me are some funky fetish porn.

Want to check out your ad preferences? Go here! If you get an awesome one like me leave me a comment and tell me all about it.