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I remember, years back the local shopping sites showing dumb pointless advertisements. On their home pages, e-mails, etc. Now with perfect Data analytics/BI, whatever you call it, these guys are tapping the exact sentiment, need, and all those vital instincts with the customers.
For example, In India, smartphones usage has gone up like mad, but people haven't opened up their wallets much for the expensive ones. The current deterrent threshold is like around $215. Vendors used to advertise like "Best Phones Below $215". But now they have narrowed the range down to $100 to $215. And all advertisements look like it's a certain hit, when users look at it.
And for smaller items like memory cards, USB flash drives, they've figured it out, that customers are making a Lynch-carting , ordering just on the go if it's less than $15. These analytics & BI services becoming like heart of their operations! Amazon India is just eating it up!
Starting to think people post kid pics in their profiles because that was the last time they were cute - Jeremy.
Apparently it is some standard profile pic, so indeed that is solved.
I just happened to come across a few like those, all with a similar language usage and with low reputations, hence I thought they belonged to the same group.
I don't know exactly what or how but it's a default for the 'gravatar' profile settings or something like that.
I wonder when CP started doing that? My 11yo profile doesn't have one, so it seems they didn't backfill them.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt