Sometimes It’s Just Synchronicity

I know that targeted advertising has made huge technological leaps in recent years. People are always complaining about having visited a store or mentioned something only to open Facebook and see a related ad. I know a good deal of this is actually happening. What with location tracking from cell phones, linking browsers of different devices, voice assistants, and all that kind of thing, of course companies are going to try to use that to target advertising to you. However, it isn’t always the case. Sometimes this effect is just a synchronicity.

For example, my wife and I were talking last night about what to get for dinner. She wanted to go get barbecue from a food truck outside the brewery in our housing complex. I happened to open Facebook right then and saw that a friend had posted about that woman in Indiana who killed her lover with an overdose of heroin and fed him to neighbors at a barbecue.

I think that one was just a synchronicity.


About David S. Atkinson

David S. Atkinson enjoys typing about himself in the third person, although he does not generally enjoy speaking in such a fashion. However, he is concerned about the Kierkegaard quote "Once you label me you negate me." He worries that if he attempts to define himself he will, in fact, nullify his existence...
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