Scary story time: It's true we're being watched
So it’s widely believed among most groups of people that we, as humans, are supposedly being “watched” by some kind of “big brother” as we go about our daily lives. While I don’t 100% know if I believe this to be true (show me the cameras and I’ll be convinced), I do believe that we are being monitored and fed information based on the activities we engage in on our devices, and that’s because I have PROOF!
Yes, okay, let’s dive into this tasty little story shall we.
Last Saturday I was on my laptop looking at glasses online.
Oh yeah, side story to the main story:
I need reading glasses. I would be lying if I said I wasn't at least a tiny bit excited about this, not because of the fact my eyesight is decreasing (I used to have 20:20 vision), but because it means I have an excuse to buy a new accessory. I’ve secretly wanted glasses for a really long time now, purely for style reasons, so when my optometrist said she was going to give me a prescription I did a little happy dance on the inside :)
Alright, time to focus. Back to the real story within this story.
So, I was looking at glasses (on Zenni Optical in case anyone was wondering) for probably about an hour. Then I closed my laptop, got dressed and left my room to go make food. Wellll, while I was in the kitchen making food (shrimp and chicken with quinoa and veggies. Yum yum), I pulled out my phone and did a quick scroll through the ol’ Instagram, and what did I see? Three, yes THREE, ads in a row for eye glasses.
How did “they” know?
Well clearly I was being monitored. The little bots inside my laptop talked to the bot inside my phone and BOOM! Glasses ads for Cloe.
I get that this is not new revelation in any way, and I’ve definitely had this happen to me before, but this incident just really cemented it for me. Especially since I have never ever, not one in my entire life, looked at glasses online. Also, it happened so quickly. It was less than 20 minutes between me looking at glasses on my laptop and seeing the ads on my phone. Plus, the fact that it was a different device completely though me off.
Anyhoo, that just really freaked me out and when I saw the ads I was taken aback. Since then I’ve been seeing at least a few glasses ads a day now, mixed in with my usual ones for clothes and food of course, but nothing like what happened on Saturday.
Alright, that’s the end of this story. Stay safe. Don’t shop for glasses online ;)