So. LJ ads. Spurred on by snugglebitch’s spotting of this anti-gay marriage ad on livejournal (via trouble),
I logged out of LJ, opened up Safari (no AdBlock), and poked around.
I have a play with surfing, then interest searches. Surfing got me a whole pile of weight loss ads and a “Find your Vietnamese Beauty!” dating ad. I got lots of diet ads when looking around eating disorder communities, disability communities, and feminist communities.
A search for “trans” got me a “free tranny cam chat” ad, a search for “transgender” got me a “Pretty Shemales” porn ad, a search on “pregnant” got me a formula ad, a searches for “colic”, “baby vomiting”, “baby diarrhea”, “baby gastroenteritis”, and “reflux” got me ads for an astroturf front-end for a different infant formula manufacturer, people interested in “fat acceptance” are served ads to “Drop a Dress size or Two” or buy “Large Dog Beds” … and on it went. “Buy Queers On Ebay” in response to a search on “queer” was just hilariously inapt by comparison.
Here are a few screenshots. Sorry, you’ll need to expand your window/scroll, I think.
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