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For those of us that don't believe in that shit, it's a real nuisance to look at. Then you open it and the ugly pus of the Jackass-in Chief appears.
My hatred for stupid left thinking people increases everyday.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by GetHooked 12 months ago
Guess I was lucky ...looks like it's been pulled.
Hook 'Em! ...'til early in the morn.
I've seen it several times and was offended. This site(247 as a whole) should not be selling their ad space to political groups. No matter what it says, it's going to piss off 40-50% of the posters.
I would PM Bobby with your concerns, I did.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by NLeininger 12 months ago
I have Fingerhut, Steel siding and a dating site with young women who date older guys. Oh and Geico and Maternity services at Methodist Health. Probably goes with the dating site.
There was an ad earlier this week that stated, to call Ted Cruz in reference to gun control legislation from the same people running Obama's twitter. You know, the one that is in no way affiliated to Obama.
This post was edited by NLeininger 12 months ago
A lot of the ads are based on your cookies, so it goes off what you've been looking at online recently.
Example, my wife has been car shopping online. I get Nissan and Discount Tire ads like crazy lately.
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Road bikes for me. I did a 50 mile ride today and am feeling it on my backside.
I look at political stuff. I just don't want to see the ads here.
Yeah I certainly don't look at marathon running or the tough mudder stuff I see.
Here's the ad, it's back.
That's the one. When you open it, you get a picture of our dipshit president looking like he is saying something stupid again. Pathetic actually.
The other day I saw a guy wearing one of the best T-shirts I ever saw.
It had 2 choices with boxes next to each one. He had the top one checked.
Gun Owner x
Get Hooked, one of the most disturbing aspects of the internet is its ability to target you with ads. For example, if I look up home values in my neighborhood, I will get ads about homes for sale there, If I look up florist to send flowers to a funeral, I get florist ads. I questioned Bobby about that and he affirmed there is a way they track us off this site and many others- especially if you click on any ad. Thus a person who checks out political ads gets lots of them. Big brother is here.
275-0 scoring margin
Dana X Bible's National Championship team
I would hope you were wrong but I fear you are not.
amazon has one this for years.
Clear your cookies or turn off cookies entirely if you don't want targeted ads.
The point is that 247 is not in the ad-selling business. They instead contract through Google's ad service (AdSense?) to provide the ads and pay 247.
AdSense works to target you with ads you're interested in by your browser history, namely the cookies stored there. Every website you visit stores a cookie in your browser. Since AdSense notices you have lots of political cookies in your browser, it sends you ads from its political portfolio. It will also use key-words from the page you are currently on.
You can block cookies in your browser, but it gets to be a pain in the a**.
These Firefox add-ons work great:
To block the cookie collection:
To just block ads from appearing:
The ad blocking won't work, at this time, for Internet Explorer, but both add-ons work beautifully with Firefox. I switched back to IE to try to see the ad mentioned by the OP but that particular Cruz ad wasn't appearing at the time. Usually, I'm using Firefox, so don't see any ads, period. 247Sports might not approve of this at all ...
I think it was Popular Mechanics [which is a more interesting magazine than may people realize] had an interesting article on the multiple ways that our lives are being tracked in modern America. The government cameras that are being installed on every block and every traffic intersection is one issue. Another is how are internets interests are tracked and recorded. The newest versions of I.E. does has a cookie blocker that will help keep your internet use private; but Firefox is better. Google clearly is the worst. The primary way that they make money is selling your personal information to advertisers. That is one intrusive piece of shit company. Plus they are big time Democratic contributors. Two reason not to use them.
Something has happened to this company since it's inception. Google now LITERALLY decides what's "proper" for you to see when you type in a search phrase - the implications of this are horrendous.
No they aren't. Not unless we were mandated by law to use Google.
Its their software and they can do whatever they want with it and direct you to such results as benefit them the most.
As a consumer, its then your prerogative to use an alternate service.
Get over yourselves. Your browsing determines which ads you see, not Bobby.
And it's 2013. Figure out how to turn off ads already.
This post was edited by JKates 12 months ago
Signatures are stupid. You should block them.
Unfortunately most users have no idea how or even why they would do this.
That's what I do . . . I don't see any ads on 247; ever.
I downloaded atxchip's ad blocker for Chrome. It works perfectly. I think the pages load faster.
I also added the cookie blocker. It shows what cookies were blocked. It's astounding how much information "they" collect.
Thanks again atxchip.
This tuned out to be a very informative thread for me in ways I wasn't expecting.
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