Um … what?


A couple of days ago, OH and I spoke at some length on the subject of dental implants. You see he has some teeth which have been loose for some time – they’ve been supported for a few years now by a dental splint, but that broke1, and now they’re doing what our dentist referred to cheerfully as ‘waving in the wind’ (it didn’t help that he added a little ‘goodbye’ wave with his fingers at the time). So OH wants to see if there’s anything he can do to avoid dentures, and we were discussing what he should do next. Options, prices, and all that stuff.

I didn’t post it to social media, and I did no online search – heck, even if I had, I use Firefox and DuckDuckGo, neither of which (supposedly) track you.

So here’s what I want to know. How come I’m now getting ads on my Facebook page offering me dental implants at various ‘bargain’ prices? Both yesterday and today there have been dental implant ads, and, for goodness’ sake, one of them is even in Italian, which, yes, I do speak!

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I was using to search for something yesterday, but it was certainly not ‘dental implants’. What is going on?

1 Following an unfortunate encounter with a crusty sourdough

9 thoughts on “Um … what?

  1. Carol 25th October 2017 / 3:01 pm

    Mind reading wirelessly. Spooky, huh?

    • Jay 25th October 2017 / 3:52 pm

      It almost seems so, doesn’t it? Very spooky!

  2. Beast 25th October 2017 / 8:11 pm

    Do you think its ‘listening to you ‘ 🙂

  3. Lisleman 25th October 2017 / 10:47 pm

    I expected you to ask about dental implants. The closest thing I’ve had is a crown.
    But how do those internet tentacles reach into our current lives and pull out some marketing stuff for us? I don’t know but I know google reads my email which helps detecting spam. I think FB might track you moves around the internet too. I don’t like it. All this under the screen tracking is getting too invasive.

    • Jay 26th October 2017 / 8:53 am

      How do they, indeed? I do use Googlemail as a feed for my various email addresses, mainly because it’s very good at filtering spam … I suppose it probably uses that spam, doesn’t it? But then, I’d expect to get ads for penis enlargement, cheap loans, drug rehab, and help requests from Nigerian princes with large sums of money burning holes in their pockets, and I don’t!

  4. kden 28th October 2017 / 1:38 am

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! It’s crazy isn’t it? It’s like we just think of stuff and it magically appears. I’m getting started on my first implant next week, can’t say I’m looking forward to it.

    • Jay 28th October 2017 / 10:55 am

      I have to say I’m a real coward when it comes to the dentist, to the point where I think I’d almost rather wear dentures. But OH takes all this stuff in his stride, and just gets on with it. It sounds as if you are more like OH than like me, but I wish you all the best for the procedure!

  5. Liz 29th October 2017 / 2:18 pm

    Google knows everything. Just accept it!

    • Jay 29th October 2017 / 5:23 pm

      But I don’t know HOWWWWW!!!! How does it do this? And how can we make it stop?

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