Well, This Is Depressing. According to Google, I Am…

…a 55-64 year-old man. At least, according to my cookies stored on my computer.

For fuck’s sake, I’m not that cranky.

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17 Responses to Well, This Is Depressing. According to Google, I Am…

  1. andrewD says:

    Well…since Google thinks I am 45-54 as opposed to the 61 I really am, I like Google

  2. dr2chase says:

    Hah! I have the cookies of a 35-44 year-old (man).

  3. Sean says:

    35-44 Man here (actually 26, but they got the man right!)

  4. Newcastle says:

    65+ male. Gee thanks a lot…

  5. rjmx says:

    18-24 for me, it says. Actually, I’m 63. Sigh.

  6. Richard Harper says:

    Perhaps having an older age demographic indicates the person is more resistant to spam.

  7. Physicalist says:

    Fun. Yeah, it looks like the google thinks I’m even older than I am.

  8. So what the hell is wrong with being a 55 year old man? And BTW, I’m tired of all those commercials saying I an’t go no testosterone!

    Hey you kids! Got off my lawn!!!!

  9. Will says:

    I Google recipes a lot. So that makes me a 55-64 year old woman, instead of a 24 year old man.

  10. John Deamer says:

    Googles thinks I’m 45-54 instead of the 68 I really am. Interestingly, that’s about the age range I visualize for myself.

  11. Bayesian Bouffant, FCD says:

    No interest or demographic categories are associated with your ads preferences so far.

    Thank you, AdBlockerPlus.

  12. Cynthianne says:

    That was fun… Google thinks I am a 55-64 yo male- both wrong. Apparently because I read economics blogs and do web searches for medical supplies for my 92-year old mother…

  13. SuperAbe says:

    “Your browser’s cookies seem to be disabled. Ads Preferences will not work until you enable cookies in your browser.”

    Only enable cookies for those sites that a) use them for your benefit (versus their’s) and, b) that you trust (with a little “t”). Any other way of using teh intertubes is like walking around with your social security number tattooed on your forehead.

  14. Karen says:

    I’m a man, based on my Science and real estate browsing I’m guessing. They have my age correct though.

  15. Vicki says:

    Is google sexist? Oh- this person reads mathy stuff. Can’t be a girl… Never mind that ALL clothing purchased online is women’s clothing.

  16. Kaleberg says:

    Does anyone EVER intentionally click on internet ads? I’ve probably done it a handful of times over the past decade. (I’ve clicked on lots and lots of search results however, though I find myself scrolling farther and farther down lately. It might be time to move back to Sherlock or Watson.)

    Among those who actually click on internet ads intentionally, are they more likely to do so if the ad is targeted demographically? One of the reasons I always scroll so far down before clicking on search results links is that too many of the links are to stuff I know. (This is a problem with geographic search especially.) Usually I am looking for something I don’t know, and having something I know targeted at me is just a waste of time.

  17. Big Blue says:

    25-34 year old male. Actually 36 year old female. I don’t get it, are 25 year old dudes suddenly really interested in sewing, cooking and gardening? Or is the dude part because of science and economics?

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