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Posted 1/6/18 , edited 1/6/18
Recommendation algorithms on shopping and social media sites can get weird sometime. Look at one product, and suddenly get a flood of tangentially related things that don't even remotely match your interests. Like some video on youtube, and get a dozen other channels that may or may not fit your own interests (or just like some compilation of music and get similar compilations until the end of time). I thought it might be fun to share some of the humorous and weird recommendations that come about from out browsing history.

I'm not even sure how I managed to get Amazon to recommend Mon-musume as a "Self Help Book" or a Dungeons and Dragons manual as a "Children's Book".
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Posted 1/6/18 , edited 1/6/18
I can't really post what my amazon recommendations are but rest assured they are all technically legal in the united states.
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Posted 1/7/18 , edited 1/7/18
Facebook recommended me to adopt the other day.
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Posted 1/7/18 , edited 1/7/18
Monster Musume is a self help book if you know what I mean ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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Posted 1/7/18 , edited 1/7/18
Well This isn't quite on topic but a friend of mine sent me a reccomendation on messenger saying that this particular clothing store was a transgirl's best friend.

Now my friend isn't trans nor has she specifically searched for anything trans but all of a sudden after that message HER reccomendation lists are full of stuff for Transfolk.
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Posted 1/7/18 , edited 1/11/18
It's amazing. You say things that could possibly be referencing something, or that other people have used to reference things, and suddenly you are part of an exclusive club of everybody in the entire world that they suck data out of.
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Posted 1/9/18 , edited 1/9/18
I recommend that everyone invest in cannabis farming, as start-up deals are hitting new highs.
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I learned something a long while ago: if you purchase gifts for others on your Amazon account, you're going to get some really, really odd recommendations..
Let's say your girlfriend asks you for some KitchenAid mixer for her birthday or something - you buy it for her.
Next thing you know, you're getting recommendations for women's health or clothing (sexist Amazon, damn).
You buy a gift for your former boss who's having a kid.
Now you're getting recommendations for breast pumps, maternity wear (likely the algorithm was assisted by the KitchenAid mixer matches), and baby formula.
All the while you're buying drones, video games, consoles, workout gear, and random anime art books.
Now?
Now, Amazon has no clue what the hell you are.
Facebook is using your cookies from Amazon is just as confused, sending you a mix of everything with some weird outskirt logic that doesn't even get close to anything you've purchased.

I think the closest Amazon gets to understanding me is showing me coffee-related goods (syrups, descalers for my espresso machines, etc) and running equipment.
But outside of that, I'm sure Amazon thinks I'm a crossdressing female that has at least three children by now.
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Posted 1/9/18 , edited 1/9/18
The only thing in my Amazon recommendations that I really can't explain is the Persona 5 strategy guide is recommended as an "Art & Photography" book.

I do have some odd categories next to each other: Such as, "Girls' Apparel," being sandwiched between, "Industrial Power & Hand Tools," and "Automotive Oils & Fluids."

I also have, "Dress Up & Pretend Play," between, "Robotics," and "Household Supplies."

Since I've ordered things for my niece/nephew, the incongruous recommendations make sense - even if their placement seems to imply some odd fetishes.
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Posted 1/9/18 , edited 1/9/18

DengekiFugu wrote:

I recommend that everyone invest in cannabis farming, as start-up deals are hitting new highs.


.well it may be too late for canopy, but honestly it will hit 50 no problem

Purchased canopy growth stock at 12. Currently 39.86, that's just a little over a year


Set your sights on Aphria Inc and aurora cannabis. You guys this is serious.

Don't be distracted by online shopping
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Posted 1/9/18 , edited 1/9/18
After X-Mas shopping for my daughter I'm getting recommended a bunch of little girl stuff. If someone saw my Amazon recommendations they'd think I was a Brony into My Little Pony.
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Posted 1/9/18 , edited 1/9/18
one day i watched so much anime that my facebook ads were suddenly all in Korean.
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Posted 1/9/18 , edited 1/10/18
Last November, I looked at some hats on a particular website. Said company messaged me on FaceBook about it a day later.
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