AIM Targeting Ads

AOL IM Looks like AOL is getting a bit more specific with their ads. I have a vague memory of giving them my ZIP code when I signed up for this account, and now they’re showing me ads for a community college about an hour away. Personally I prefer to see more relevant advertising than blanket ads for stuff I don’t care about, but it caught me off guard this morning. I hope that they found me using my ZIP code and they’re not using my IP address, because that’s where it starts to get creepy. (If you’re wondering why I’m not using iChat, well, I am. I have a work account and a personal account and iChat doesn’t support multiple accounts. Not that I have to explain myself to you.)

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