Generally I have banner ads completely turned off, but I was doing some research with them last night and I found something interesting. I guess I’ve been behind the times with some of the recent trends with contextual advertising. Shame on me, because like aways the adult industry has taken the lead with highly targeted contextual advertising using Geo Location. AdultFriendFinder (nsfw) is a service trying to match kinky people up with other kinky people. I have a funny story about them, but I’m getting ahead of myself.
So they have taken to modifying their banner ads by showing you which women are near you using Geo location. Here is a dump from the banner ad locations as taken from a machine up in Northern California (San Francisco):
freakychick6902 18/F Richmond, California
northernkitty 32/F South San Francisco, California
dmagirl 34/F San Francisco, California
bgirl5 22/F San Rafael, California
1girl4u68 22/F Vallejo, California
Anyway, my unrelated AdultFriendFinder story is that I got a random phone call from them at some point. They had found my resume from somewhere and were claiming that I had submitted it to them (I think I would have remembered doing that). They were trying to con me into working for them. Uhm… no. Believe it or not, I am not that easily socially engineered. Cool technology, but alas, I think I’ll just leech it instead.