Has anyone else noticed that when you’re scrolling through Facebook and catching up on social updates or seeing what video or meme your friend has tagged you in – wedged in between these posts are advertisements or articles that interests you? Or that those ads you’re seeing are very familiar to you?
That’s because they are!!! It’s like the internet knows your every move…
I did some research out of curiosity and found that the browsers you visit essentially try to get you to finish your purchase by showing these ads in your social media.
As an example, think about a website that you’ve recently browsed and the items you looked at,then all of a sudden, that specific product that you were browsing ends up somewhere on your Facebook feed.
Personally, for me, I’ve been searching cheap flights and accommodation to Europe, browsing through deals and promotions on different websites. I later scroll through my Facebook feed and basically bombarded with advertised deals. I mean of course i would love to “Win cheap flights to London”!!!!
How does this happen though??
It’s like a sign from God telling me that i must buy the shoes i was browsing on ASOS.. popping up constantly on my Facebook.. not giving up until i press the ‘Pay now’ button. I mean i wish i could tell these ‘internet trackers’ to stop giving me that temptation because really.. I’m a uni student on a budget and I simply cannot afford it.