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Google-inspired silliness [Sep. 1st, 2007|12:01 pm]
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Gmail has this peculiar little feature wherein its spiders scan your email and match it to links. If you email someone about going to a concert, the ad links will be about music. If you email about cats, cat sites will come up. And if you have anything about the law, there will be an assortment of lawyerly links suggested.

I'm still, however, trying to figure out the second layer of connection in an email I sent the other day. Yes, there were lawyer sites, but more specifically there were suggestions for lawyers who specialize in dog bites.

There was nothing about dogs or biting in the email thread. I remain completely baffled.

Nevertheless, the link named Toledo Dog Bite Lawyer caught my eye. Toledo Dog Bite sounds like a drink bored twenty-somethings would order at a rowdy-yet-trendy bar:

"What you drinkin'?"

"Toledo Dog Bites."

"Duuude! Those thing'll peel paint off a wall!!"

[User Picture]From: theferrett
2007-09-01 04:12 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: ithildae
2007-09-01 04:32 pm (UTC)
Sounds like as good a name as any for, The Hair of the Dog.
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[User Picture]From: draxar
2007-09-01 06:07 pm (UTC)
My guess would be either some random word that triggered it, or quite possibly just random chance - if there were no words triggering any specific types of lawyer, then the dog bite ones have a chance of getting in there.

I still thing that this is a wonderful way for a lawyer to promote himself.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2007-09-01 07:03 pm (UTC)
That is brilliant.
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[User Picture]From: delosd
2007-09-01 06:34 pm (UTC)
In one of my GMails the other day, I saw an ad for "Armadillo Exterminators".

I would love to see Google's link logic.
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[User Picture]From: delosd
2007-09-01 06:35 pm (UTC)
Oops, almost forgot.

"Toledo Dog Bite Lawyer"

Band Name!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2007-09-01 07:05 pm (UTC)
Naw. Lacks rhythm.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2007-09-01 07:04 pm (UTC)
That would also be a good drink name.
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[User Picture]From: ldy
2007-09-01 08:54 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, I swear, when I first saw "Toledo Dog Bite Lawyer" I thought it sounded like a microbrew-- for a second my brain didn't even parse Toledo as a city! That's too funny. :)
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[User Picture]From: norda
2007-09-01 11:36 pm (UTC)
It is very strange what comes up as related advertising, when I have to send an e-mail to Ferrett, and you get copied on it too.

Bondage, injury case lawyers, and Christian Singles pop up with alarmng frequency. As does Nutella.
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[User Picture]From: shadow_phoenix2
2007-09-02 07:06 am (UTC)
Haha, I can see my cousins ordering that. ^_~

Personally I like the little related ad thing, I like seeing what shows up. Hmmm... now I feel a compulsion to go through all my gmails and look at the different ads.
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