How to make the Internet fun!

Sure the Internet is fun already, but do you want it to be funner?  No problem!  Just follow these steps:

  1. Log into all the social networks in which you participate, each in its own browser tab.  This especially includes Facebook and Google.  Make sure to allow scripts and 3rd party cookies.  Leave the sites logged in while you go to the next step.
  2. Go read George Takei’s Amazon reviews.  Be sure to click through the reviews to the product pages.
  3. Now browse the Internet as usual.

George Takei, sometimes known as the funniest guy on Facebook, is an Amazon Top 500 Reviewer thanks to the popularity of his fake reviews of some of the craziest novelty items on the site.  Simply clicking on the items he’s reviewed will make the Internet funner, but reading the reviews is itself an exercise in fun-ness.

Once you have completed this task, many of the ads you see will reflect your recent Amazon history.  And not only on social media.  You might start seeing ads for canned Unicorn Meat on news sites, horse-head masks staring out at you from the sidebar of your favorite blog, or singing pickles tempting you on your favorite internet-coupon site.  If you are an instant-gratification type, have no fear since all of this begins to happen almost immediately.

Yes, it’s true that avoiding being tracked is almost impossible these days and if you are a regular reader this post might scare you more so than it inspires you to have some fun.  But if they are going to track you for the purpose of serving more relevant ads, the ads might as well be hilarious.  But if you notice an ad for fake vomit turning up in your restaurant reviews, don’t come crying to me!

About T.Rob

Computer security nerd. WebSphere MQ expert. Autist. Advocate. Author. Humanist. Text-based life form. Find me on Facebook, Twitter, G+, or LinkedIn.
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One Response to How to make the Internet fun!

  1. T.Rob, this is just brilliant. I can’t wait to try it (too much to do this week — I’m going to make it Labor Day entertainment). I think you should show this live at Internet Identity Workshop in Oct.

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