Miscellenia Published on June 5, 2011 Dear Gmail…I’m pretty sure this is not legal written by The Dreamstress And even if it were, I’m not they right type to be interested!
It took me a while to figure out what you were talking about in the big picture… um. Not nice. Not nice to get that sort of ad with your e-mail; when my sister started using G-mail, she boasted the ads she got were personalised and not in the least annoying. Clearly, they’ve dropped their principles since then.
Oh no, not this too. Recently I received one of those spam emails claiming there was money for waiting in an account in Africa, and somehow I figured out that they got my address from my Google profile. Except that when I checked the profile, it said that my email was not public.
This is very worrying.
Oh dear! I didn’t realise so many people would take this so seriously! I’ve never gotten spam on my gmail account, and while this add was very inappropriate, I thought it was hilarious 😉
It is; but it scares me somehow at the same time…
I’m with you on the “hilarious.” I mean…..what? lol! Silly Google ad!
Though I will say… it was very distressing when I was emailing a friend about a devastating break-up I was going through……and Gmail offered me ads for “sad poetry” and psychological counseling! Yikes.