Grief in the Age of Algorithms
Stop trying to sell me cat food when I just lost my pet
Targeted online advertising. We’ve all experienced it — you look at a pair of shoes and suddenly, you’re seeing ads for them everywhere. On social media, in the sidebars when you check your email, etc. Some us laugh, some of us employ ad blockers, and others simply ignore the ads as best they can.
Typically, I’m the first category — I find my targeted ads funny, especially when they get it so horribly wrong, as algorithms sometimes do. Occasionally, Facebook…