swodinsky
Shoshana Wodinsky
swodinsky
I cover the business of data for Gizmodo. Send your worst tips to swodinsky@gizmodo.com.
Apr 14
12

Your excessive extensions aren’t your issue - no, NO! Your primary issue, the putrid act of yours of appropriate controversy, is you still using Chrome.

Apr 8
6

That was my assumption as well! I was thinking I’m stressed enough as it is these days, all I need is to hear my own voice telling me to shop at Home Depot three times an hour(this is seemingly the only ad I get even though I’m not remotely handy) driving me insane.

Apr 8
17

You had me worried there that Spotify was going to somehow start doing ad reads to me in my own recorded voice. 

Dec 23
4

Fascinating, but disturbing. I think in my long years of internetting, I have actually clicked on a handful of ads, and those were by mistake. I NEVER click on an ad deliberately and I have ad blockers installed, so I see a small percentage of the ads others complain about. If do see a product I am actually interested Read more

Dec 22
5

well yeah, cause the actual target demographic is too busy staking out their gold claims in the Yukon

Dec 22
4

Following Lifehack advice, i installed Privacy Badger for safety from targeted ads trackers. Read more

Dec 22
5

Also,
“At the same time, it’s also a deeply shitty tactic that promises our clicks on those assless pajamas will—no joke—likely keep on haunting us for the rest of our digital lives.”

Isn’t that the point of advertising, even if you don’t want it?

Dec 22
12

I hear union suits with drop seat are all the rage...

Dec 18
6

Because it stifles innovation. Google is effectively so powerful in the ad market and so vertically integrated, that publishers have to use them or die, and can’t easily figure out other revenue methods (basically all roads lead back to Google). Paywalls become the only real alternative and they are definitely Read more

Dec 17
8

Apparently motorists who drive under X miles per year should click here to see what she looks like now!

Aug 10
1

Thanks Shoshana - beyond that specific beef of mine, solid article - keep up the good work :)

Aug 6
24

I’m surprised that the author never brings up what seems like the worst part of this “robbery” - while small businesses undoubtedly benefit from hurting their competitors (or driving them out of business altogether), the company that gains the most direct and significant benefit is Google (or Facebook or possibly some Read more