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Let's say I live in Sunnyville. I have started to notice when browsing that various ads on random web pages say things like "Find XYZ in Sunnyville". Now, how is that happening?
Permalink Send private email Ian Boys 
January 29th, 2006 5:46pm
GEOIP location.
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January 29th, 2006 5:51pm
Makes sense I suppose, given that my ISP is in Sunnyville and I'm actually in the next town over.
Permalink Send private email Ian Boys 
January 29th, 2006 5:58pm
You know what's even freakier? Getting an email from a guy on hotmail with the ad:

HOTEL METRO
New York City's best moderately priced hotel
in midtown Manhattan
http://www.hotelmetronyc.com/index.asp

on the bottom. I guess they knew the IP address of who he was replying to? Then again, why would I need to stay in a NYC hotel?

*sigh* how can we ever hope to fight spam when our legitimate email has ads in it.
Permalink Notorious 
January 30th, 2006 1:38am

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