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Gmail’s New “Smart” Ad System

To all you reading this, how do you guys feel about keyword ads? You know, the advertisements that pop up when you’re on a website, such as a public forum, that are generated based on your keywords. For example, if you’re on a forum thread that is talking about universities, you may see an ad to “go back to school with *insert name here*.” Google has been using the same system for a number of years through their e-mail service, Gmail. What it did is it would scan your email for keywords and match that to a specific advertisement, say about cars.

Although this system usually worked well, there have been times where the system misinterpreted the content of the e-mail and displayed an ad that had little to no relevance to the user. That’s all going to change with Google’s…