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Good morning friends! Hilary and I are all over the place today! Sometimes I save things to talk about with her on Thursday’s instead of chatting with her about them throughout the week. When I do that I normally send her a Voxer so I don’t forget! I mean please tell me I’m not the only one who has a very limited memory. I mean, I’m the person who can be driving down the road with a book in my lap to help remind me to swing by the library and I still forget until I pull in the driveway thinking darn it Brooke!! You were supposed to return this book…that’s sitting in your lap! Ugh!
So I said I Voxer her…have you heard of that? It’s like a Walkie-talkie, but saves your messages. So I can send her a message and then she can listen to it whenever. If you have the Pro Version, which I do not, then you can go back and relisten to old messages for life. On the free version, the app only holds on to like the last 20 messages. I never go back and listen to things, so I all I need is the free version. But, I’ll Voxer Hilary, so that between the 2 of us, surely one of us will remember what I wanted to ask her about.
This week I Voxered her about ads! Now Hilary had no idea what I was talking about, so it’s totally possible I’m losing my mind, but I THOUGHT that iPhones changed their programming or system so that you couldn’t be tracked for things like ads. Basically unless you opted in to being tracked that iPhones would no longer listen in on your conversation and then show you advertisements based on what you say.
They were no longer going to use things you had recently searched for to target you for marketing. Now, I know that I’m possibly in the minority, but I’m completely fine with tracking. One reason is that I would rather have ads shown to me that are applicable versus ads that have nothing to do with me and my lifestyle.
For example, I have had a lot of ads about peeing your pants. I mean the ads are very interesting, a lady designed underwear that is absorbent and works like a diaper, but looks like underwear. It’s brilliant, but it’s not something I need right now. I haven’t started peeing my pants yet. I can cough, sneeze, jump on the trampoline without problems…so far. I realize the time will come when this isn’t the case. And when my gyno looks at me like I’m lying to him and theres nothing to be embarrassed about, I know that I am a minority. 43 year olds who’ve birthed 4 big babies, must typically have an incontinence problem. But I don’t, so I don’t want to see the ads.
I have been searching a lot about Celiac’s disease, symptoms, recipes, etc. please show me ads about that! So, the other reason I want to be tracked is that I’m a small business. When I spend a few hundred dollars on ads I need them to be shown to the right people. I can’t afford for my ads for growing my Antique Coaching group to just be shown to the random person off the street. I need it to be shown to people who sell antiques, so I need tracking!
So, there you go. I am all for whatever tracking helps my business get shown to the right people and for me to see ads that actually have to do with what I’m interested in. I have opted in when I get the pop-up window on apps that ask if I want to be tracked for these reasons! I must have told Instagram to track me, because Hilary mentioned in our #coffeetalk that she always gets bra ads, but that she really does need to get some new bras.
We also talk about how the older we get the more annoying bras are! This is something I always found strange as a teenager! Old women were always talking about how they couldn’t wait to get home and get their bras off, while teenage me, was thinking that’s so weird. I never thought a thing about wearing a bra. AND THEN, I got older. Probably sometime in my 30’s, I thought to myself…yep, now I understand why those old ladies said that!
Anywho, listen for yourself as Hilary and I chat over coffee…or at least I drink coffee. Come to think of it, I’m not sure I’ve seen Hilary drink too much coffee when we are live! So pull up a chair and join us!
Have a great week my friends!
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