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Re: Google Talk - what's next?

_/ On Thursday 25 August 2005 08:29, [Mikkel Møldrup-Lakjer] wrote : \_

> "Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> skrev i en meddelelse
> news:dejoq6$1aou$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Hmmmmmm... not a great idea...
> Google's Adsense program is so unintelligent, I can hardly believe they
> are so proud of it. How can they call it a smart system?
> On a page I used a phrase in Danish with a word meaning "opportunity".
> However, that word in Danish can also mean an apartment. So Google filled
> its content with real estate ads.
> On another page I wrote about a Mayan ritual which included an offering of
> a cigarrette to a spirit. So Google put quit-smoking ads on my page.

The assignment is content-sensitive, not context-sensitive. If many words
had the stem 'smoke', AdSense will carelessly put an add that has plenty of
potential revenue.

> On a third page I wrote about a Guatemalan beauty queen. So Google put ads
> for the Danish royal family on that page.
> And so on. On most pages I have chosen to avoid Google ads because Google
> is unable to find any relevant content.

It often has to make the choice within milliseconds unless it does make
decisions offline, so it's hard.

> Mikkel

Consider yourself to be lucky. You haven't been hit by really embarrassing
ads yet:



Roy S. Schestowitz        Useless fact: Women blink twice as much as men

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