Okay, guys, this was strange. Last night I had an itchy, itchy eye. I sat in front of my laptop, rubbing it and weeping.
This morning I went into some of the usual sites and got drop-down ads for…eye drops.
Now it is not unusual for me to get linked ads to things I’ve been googling. It’s annoying, when I’ve just bought something online or posted a review, to get ads for the same thing–hey guys, I’ve already bought this–but it wasn’t particulary scary.
This eye drop thing? Freaked me out. I mean, what are the odds? I was not googling eye drops, because I have eye drops. I was merely sitting in front of my computer with an itchy eye.
I didn’t accidentally fat-finger an eye-drop ad either, because I’ve never seen one before.
I also know that OK Google can hear everything I say (for instance even if I don’t have google on my phone at the moment if I say “OK Google” it comes up) but that it doesn’t pay attention to everything I say but only certain words (much like my dog). BUT, I did not say that my eye was itchy. I didn’t say anything.
So, coincidence? Or is Big Data actually watching me on my laptop? (I now have a piece of tape on the camera. Is that enough?)