Saturday, January 28, 2012

What Google thinks about me:

What Google thinks about me (click the link to see what Google thinks about *you*):

Your categories

Below you can review the interests and inferred demographics that Google has associated with your cookie. You can remove or edit these at any time.

  • Arts & Entertainment - Music & Audio - Rock Music - Indie & Alternative Music
  • Arts & Entertainment - Music & Audio - Urban & Hip-Hop - Rap & Hip-Hop
  • Autos & Vehicles - Vehicle Brands - Jeep
  • Computers & Electronics
  • World Localities - North America - USA - Rocky Mountains - Colorado
Your demographics

We infer your age and gender based on the websites you've visited. You can remove or edit these at any time.

Age: 35-44
Gender: Male

Okay, they got my gender right, but: I detest hip-hop music, I've never even *visited* Colorado, and that is *not* my age bracket.

Sorry, Google, but You Suck.

- Badtux the Snarky Penguin


  1. Some of my old posts often rank in the top ten in Google searches, but that's because they are about sex, that is what these monkeys are searching for.

  2. I tried this, added categories, and they mostly came up empty.

    I'm almost taking some comfort from their inability to peg me.

    They did nail my age and gender though.

    You have to take the bad with the worse, I guess.


  3. They did a pretty good job on me. Nailed age and gender, and scored about 85% on interests.

  4. Oopsie, I did a Google search on Jay Ward and clicked a couple of links, and now I'm an 18-24 year old man. Bwhahaha! Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!

    - Badtux the Suddenly-younger Penguin

  5. LOL...

    According to them, I am a woman that is half my age. Now that is fail.

    Now looking at the categories, I have to wonder they are tracking by IP. The categories would be more appropriate for the wife and she has never used this box.

  6. I am a 43 y/o woman but this is what google thinks:

    Age: 25-34
    Gender: Male

    I wonder if I search for Justin Bieber if it will make me a teenaged girl?

  7. I agree with you, Badtux. Google has me as 65+, driving a VW, and interested in auto maintenance. Wrong, wrong, and wrong. I drive a Tahoe, I'm 55, and the mechanic does the maintenance. I think the y got VW from the fact that I've been showing the new VW/Star Wars commercial (and last year's) to various family members. Maintenance is from visiting Car Talk (aka Click and Clack)

  8. I opted out of that shit lickety split.

    I am going to be 52 on Tuesday, not 62!

    And WTF with North America, Wisconsin?!
    I have never been to Wisconsin.

    That must have come from me following the political hijinks there.

  9. They don't seem to know anything about me, perhaps because I restart Firefox fairly frequently, and I always flush all my cookies on shutdown.

    Interesting side note about internet info: I got a head's-up notice the other day that an additional address had been added to my Experian profile (I'm signed up for these sorts of alerts). I checked it out, and it was correct -- my husband and I keep a post office box, and I use it for one single site, my Etsy shop. I feel like Experian is stalking me. I suppose that's their business. Creepy. (in case you were wondering)

  10. Interesting. I'm a 55-64 man who likes dogs and Asian cooking. Well, they got two out of three right.

  11. Currently using the shared computer in one of the doctors' offices, a part of the overall hospital system. Gender male, age 25-34, interests having nothing to do with anything medical. I could give them a half-right about the gender, because there are more male than female psychiatrists here, but only in a 60:40 ratio, and they skew older. But NOTHING about medication searches, or research into mental conditions? They think the profile attached to this cookie is interested in Mazdas and GPS systems? If this is the vaunted tracking technology we're supposed to be afraid of, and advertisers are supposed to pay Oogle actual money for, all I can say is HA HA HA HA HA HA!

  12. They got my interests right, but it's a small subset of all of my interests. Got my age wrong by 16+ years.

    I like to think they consider me more mature than my years would suggest. Finely aged.

    Or perhaps they got a look at my hair.

    Heh, word verification is "libeling."

  13. They got about 90% of me wrong. Wrong gender, wrong age, only one correct interest.
    Apparenlty I'm an anomaly.


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