Reply to post: Quit inventing the past, please. Like targeted advertising.

Former Sun CEO Scott McNealy has data on 1/14th of humanity

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Quit inventing the past, please. Like targeted advertising.

If I'm interested in a specific area, I will follow people and places who actually talk about them - and maybe aren't eager to sell me any crappy product they make. I guess there are plenty of places discussing golf clubs - and maybe how to improve your play without new clubs.

I also found "target advertising" based on previous sales usually pretty stupid. It shows you over and over products (often expensive) you already bought and thereby with very little chances to be bought again soon.

Maybe lame but very rich golf players will buy clubs over and over hoping to improve their game, but that's not exactly how most of the world works - and they would understand if they just looked at actual people instead of applying their preconceived ideas to a big bunch of dead data.

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