Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Friday, July 31, 2009

But Do They Know What We're Thinking?????

"On the old Internet, nobody knew you were a dog. On the new targeted Internet, they now know what kind of dog you are, your favorite leash color, the last time you had fleas and the date you were neutered."

NYT, July 30, 2009

Mom's update: Since some of Jake's pals have wondered what the point was, I guess we didn't make it clear what this quote was all about. It was taken from an article about the cookies on the Internet that tell businesses more than we can imagine -- or might find desirable -- about our buying practices. So it's all about privacy. Remember that cartoon showing a dog at the computer saying, "On the Internet, no one knows you're a dog." Well, now they do!!

9 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Did they have a point?

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Patience-please said...

Nope. No one knows what we're thinking 'sept us. The humans THINK they know what we're thinking. But how many times have you said to them, "Give me your steak" and they say, "Oh do you need to go out?"
DUH!!!
Gotta love 'em anyway... they can't help it.

wags from the whippets

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Heehee! The whippets have it right! "Give me your steak" is a very frequently used phrase in this house!

And yeah, what was the point? It's IMPORTANT that our friends know when we need new collars...

*kissey face*
-Fiona

Martha Basset said...

Boys, you do need to very careful using the internet....
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxx

Agatha and Archie said...

yep we got it all right...THEY KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT EVERYTHING....huh? You know..they follow everything we do..only we didn't gt one of those cards at the supermarket so they can't follow what we buy(good thing PL2 would faint) Love A+A

Gus said...

OOOOH. We have an even better one than A&A. Muzzer has cards for shopping. They are all in MY name with AUNT MARIE'S Address. You should see the mail she gets ...and she loves it.

gussie

Eric said...

Crickey..they do? Spose that expains why Mr Spam is always writing sob stories asking me to send him money? Dog, if he knows everything he should know I don't have a penny to my name but I'm quite partial to a hunk or two of spam.

Wiry wags n kisses Eric xx

Asta said...

Hehehehe
I just delete those stoopid spammew guys..Do you know I win millions sevewal times a day?hehehe
if only.
Mommi and Daddi know what I mostly thing. I want evewything I see to eat and then kisses,play wif me! ,then mowe food, then kisses then mowe food,play wif meeeeee,....and on and on
I'm pwetty easy to figoowe out
smoochie kisses
ASTA

The OP Pack said...

Be careful what you share - you never know who's watching.

Tail wags, the OP Pack