depressingly given my cookies were deleted fairly recently, and my recent searches have been all about house hunting etcetera, they think i'm 44-56.
Shoot me now
Ah the tin foil hats! A bit like ghoul sheep...
"No interest or demographic categories are associated with your ads preferences so far."
2012-01-26 10:26 pm (UTC)
Out of interest, do you usually surf incognito?
I can't remember, off-hand. It's the kind of thing I might have elected to do as a default, years ago, then forgotten all about it. I get targeted ads in my gmail though.
2012-01-26 10:30 pm (UTC)
2012-01-27 12:12 am (UTC)
Just checked; it's exactly how the BBC do it too (and they don't make it as easy to opt out).
I'm very amused that I just visited www.europa.eu and it's dumped a cookie into my cache. No notification, no warning in the 'legal notice', no opt out.
Apparently we're the same age demographic.
Shall I fret or will you? ;-)
2012-01-26 10:57 pm (UTC)
At work or at home? :-)
Actually my home demographic matches your work one, so probably not too much to worry about. It still knocks a decade or so off me, so I'm happy!
I shall have to try it in the office tomorrow.
Age: 35-44 - fair enough
Gender: Male - not quite so accurate!
It thinks I'm 18 - 24 and into computers and electronics. Am 39.
2012-01-27 12:13 am (UTC)
Your youthful demeanour, or do you play a lot of computer games? :-)
I like electronics, sure. So are we saying that there are electronics for 18-25 and different one for 26 - 40?
Youthful demeanor - yeah - how would they measure that? the vigour with which I type? lol
Exactly the same for me. Except I'm apparently also male. Which I'm not.
Arts & Entertainment - Fun & Trivia - Fun Tests & Silly Surveys
Arts & Entertainment - Movies - Science Fiction & Fantasy Films
Beauty & Fitness
Games - Computer & Video Games - Strategy Games
Games - Online Games - Massive Multiplayer
Science - Biological Sciences
I'm apparently 56-64! - at least 20 years old than I actually am. Boo
2012-01-27 12:13 am (UTC)
Ouch! Pet related, do you think?
I don't know. Social networking, bit of shopping, burlesque stuff, animal related. I'm not convinced that's what most pre-retired ladies do, but perhaps!
Arts & Entertainment - Movies
Business & Industrial - Construction & Maintenance - Building Materials & Supplies
Games - Roleplaying Games
Home & Garden - Home Improvement - Roofing
World Localities - Europe - Mediterranean Europe - Spain - Andalucia
Guess I shouldn't have looked at reroofing the shed!
Thanks for this john. Nosey buggers aren't they?
Now. Do you think that they classify me (and others) as 18-24 because they claim a premium on the ads that way?
2012-01-27 08:00 am (UTC)
I'd guess not - I think it's more in Google's mindset to prefer accurate (and profitable) information over inaccurate (and slightly more profitable) information. After all, the more accurate they can prove to be, the more valuable their data becomes as a whole.
I'm opted out at the moment. I have no desire to opt in just for this :)
I'm apparently an 18-24 year old male
Too much porn?
I too am rated as 18-24 and male apparently.
I'm beginning to wonder if that's the default if they don't have enough information on you.
Because obviously, there are no women or middle aged people on the internet.
I suspect it's a fantasy/sci fi/LRP related rating.
Or rather the AmyJamie gestalt has those statistics.
Arts & Entertainment - Music & Audio - Urban & Hip-Hop - Rap & Hip-Hop
Arts & Entertainment - TV & Video - Online Video
Games - Computer & Video Games
Shopping - Apparel
So, in conclusion, you use the computer more than me.
To be honest, I find this quite comforting, as they clearly don't track the majority of our internet activity.
2012-01-27 10:17 am (UTC)
No demographic categories are associated with your ads preferences so far.
I appear to be ageless. That's how I interpret that :)
I went to check mine, being pretty sure they'd think I was a teenaged boy - cookies switched off already. I was almost disappointed.
Apparently I'm an 18-24 year old Australian male. How peculiar!
Genius! I am 65+! That made me laugh. I'm not sure how they figure that one out? Are many 65+ men doing Ironman distance triathlon and reading webcomics!?
Other amusing points include:
Law & Government - Government - Royalty
World Localities - Asia - West Asia - Iran
Edited at 2012-01-27 09:09 pm (UTC)
Google thinks I'm a 25-34 year old male, which is funny since I'm a 37 year old female.
Arts & Entertainment, Outdoors, Horses, History, Language Resources and Shoes!
Also I'm amused by people who are put out that Google thought they were older than they were, as if Google were looking through the webcam at them :)
Edited at 2012-01-28 09:44 am (UTC)
Apparently I'm over 65, at least on this laptop. [grin] It was pretty much spot on with the interests, though ...
Apparently I'm 65+ and heavily into urban music, rap and Hip Hop.
Trying to work out who the heck is using my machine when I'm not looking...