I bought a treadmill from Sears so I could get ready for bad weather and save money not going to the gym.
I sent Gmail to my family with the following link inside it, and I swear within SECONDS, ads starting inserting themselves on the side of my Gmail home page.
Then wherever there was a couple of inches of space, the identical ad was inserted in a huge amount of the pages I surfed.
If you are Gmail user, try it. Click this image, or some topic YOU have in mind, and see what happens.
Now, I understand that when I signed up with Google, I also signed something called a TERMS OF SERVICE. The small print allows them to read my email and then get paid money from sponsors to spread the word about my buying habits.
I agreed to it, but it totally un-nerved me yesterday!
I guess this happens on all famous email packages like AOL, YAHOO, and HOTMAIL so we have to get used to it.
HOWEVER, I am waiting for this new search engine to add email service – STARTPAGE. It will cost, but it will NOT read my mail AND/OR sell my information to sellers.
I can’t wait.