dancing to the beat of my own drum

January 30, 2017 5:06pm CST
I am easily freaked out. I think it's partly to do with having that whole paranoid anxiety thing down to a T. What is a T? I was just browsing myLot earlier this evening, having a gander at what folk around the world are getting up to, when I spied the name of my humble and insignificant rural town giggling at me from the centre of the page. I couldn't miss it, what with it being as bright as the brightest yellow thing that exists on the planet. And for a moment it completely baffled me, inducing a multitude of questions to speed through my mind. How does myLot know where I live? Is myLot stalking me? Who is this company in this flat town of webbed finger folk? Why are they advertising here? Do they know me? What do they want? And so on. This is the reason I generally switch off the location thingy, both on my tablet and my phone. I don't like that feeling of being stalked and followed. I don't like the idea that my technology gives away my location. Likewise when I stumble upon those adverts online which pretend to know me, forcing me to notice something I already noticed yesterday. Copy cat. It all feels incredibly intrusive, as though some seedy bloke is rifling through my knicker drawer. The internet is silently laughing at me, knowing all my hopes and dreams, screwing up my wishlist, reading my blog, pinpointing my house and getting ready to pounce. *sigh* This stalking lark has made me sleepy ... nightie-night.
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@amadeo (61547)
• United States
30 Jan 17
I go along and do fine this very creepy
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31 Jan 17
It makes me wonder about how much some person {government?} is watching, which is somewhat an irrational thought. I hope. :)
@Gillygirl (17277)
• Sutton, England
30 Jan 17
I would find that creepy.
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31 Jan 17
Does it not happen to you?!
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@Gillygirl (17277)
• Sutton, England
31 Jan 17
@Poppylicious No, it shows adverts in places where I've bought online. I do have a location on profile but there are many places of that name in the UK.
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31 Jan 17
@Gillygirl Oh, it's not anything to do with myLot. It's because of the GPS thingy on phones and tablets. They know where you are, even if you don't!
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@cahaya1983 (10060)
• Malaysia
30 Jan 17
I do the same. I'm also very particular when downloading apps on my phone. I hate it when they ask for access to our location.
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31 Jan 17
Oh gosh, me too! Why do they need to know!?
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@cahaya1983 (10060)
• Malaysia
31 Jan 17
@Poppylicious Exactly! That, and also access to photos and contacts.
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31 Jan 17
@cahaya1983 That does make me laugh ... why do they want to know names of my contacts? They're so sneaky.
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@Corbin5 (99842)
• United States
30 Jan 17
It is rather creepy feeling when one believes stalking is in the works online. Only things I have been thinking of purchasing follow me here. Right now it is sofas.
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31 Jan 17
Mine is currently funky dining chairs from a website I've never been to, but have entered a competition on a different site for. The internet works in mysterious ways.
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@allknowing (61609)
• India
31 Jan 17
I do not answer those questions and stop downloading what I was planning to
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