Strange and Irrelevant Gmail Advertisements

So I’m logged into GMail and I see some strange ads down in the lower right hand corner.


So the person’s name in the email happened to be “John. While the first two aren’t relevant I get how they got there. The bottom block on the other hand is a bit more perplexing. I don’t have a clue who “holland john” is but I’ve heard of Elton John, and it doesn’t require any stretch of the imagination to realize John R Patrick and John A Booth are real names. Now Elton John doesn’t strike as a Gmail kind of guy, but I really don’t think it’s the Elton John any way. However my curiosity gets the better of me and I click away.




The landing page leaves me less than enthused and feeling oh so abusedGmail - More















Not sure what would have been on the other side of the click and have been useful without a privacy invasion, maybe some Google/Gmail/LinkedIn hybrid (somewhere in Mountain View somebody just found a 20% project) but Elton John tickets while contextually relevant was not situation ally relevant at all. runs on the Genesis Framework

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