Campaigns mine online data

Campaigns mine online data

There are 44 comments on the WTHI-TV Terre Haute story from May 28, 2012, titled Campaigns mine online data. In it, WTHI-TV Terre Haute reports that:

Voters who click on President Barack Obama's campaign website are likely to start seeing display ads promoting his re-election bid on their Facebook pages and other sites they visit.

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Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#1 May 28, 2012
Darn, they just reporting this NOW?
It's been going on since the campaigns started, I've got solicitations from Romney, Obama, Gingrich, Paul, Johnson, Bachman, Perry and numorous PAC's on their behalf.
Even if I were a millionaire, none would see a dime with my name on it.
Barry

Chicago, IL

#2 May 28, 2012
Wall Street Government wrote:
Darn, they just reporting this NOW?
It's been going on since the campaigns started, I've got solicitations from Romney, Obama, Gingrich, Paul, Johnson, Bachman, Perry and numorous PAC's on their behalf.
Even if I were a millionaire, none would see a dime with my name on it.
So don't click on campaign sites. That would be the total propaganda place anyway.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#4 May 28, 2012
It's not just the campaign websites, just clicking on stories about a candidate will set the wheels in motion.
Campaigns use microtargeting to identify potential supporters or donors using data gleaned from a range of sources, especially their Internet browsing history. A digital profile of each person is then created, allowing the campaigns to find them online and solicit them for money and support.

Online searches offer campaigns the simplest form of targeted advertising. When a voter searches on a candidate's name or a keyword that indicates interest in that candidate, campaigns will place ads next to the search.
Halito

Winnemucca, NV

#5 May 28, 2012
Have all the retirees left room for jobs? Do you know how to create a job?
Halito

Winnemucca, NV

#6 May 28, 2012
Brinkmanship created the depression....
Halito

Winnemucca, NV

#7 May 28, 2012
Government needs more parties....to stimulate the economy...
Halito

Winnemucca, NV

#8 May 28, 2012
Nothings ever lost just misplaced....
Halito

Winnemucca, NV

#9 May 28, 2012
Is Gold Malleable? What could possibly cause smoke while mining? Dust? Or an Ashhole?
Halito

Winnemucca, NV

#10 May 28, 2012
The Undermining of America...
Halito

Winnemucca, NV

#11 May 28, 2012
What's a Tax Coffin? More crypts to open in the future? Hidden treasures....!0,000 is possible terrorism....
John King US

Fishers, IN

#12 May 28, 2012
Halito wrote:
Have all the retirees left room for jobs? Do you know how to create a job?
steve job in paradiese! U wannano steve soon!!;)
Halito

Winnemucca, NV

#13 May 28, 2012
Dying in a foriegn country to live in another?
John King US

Fishers, IN

#14 May 28, 2012
Halito wrote:
The Undermining of America...
hu do u wannano Emerricafe'! if ye no Omerica then u must bee very ga^y'!?!;-00000
John King US

Fishers, IN

#15 May 28, 2012
Halito wrote:
What's a Tax Coffin? More crypts to open in the future? Hidden treasures....!0,000 is possible terrorism....
tax coffin! design by banana republic assemblee in Congo;-000h, taxi more likeable;) cream+mate less Xpensive;-000
Halito

Winnemucca, NV

#16 May 28, 2012
How was Steve Jobs created?
John King US

Fishers, IN

#17 May 28, 2012
Halito wrote:
Dying in a foriegn country to live in another?
i hav to charge a feeeeeee4yoQ!!!;-00000h, go2paypal account;)
Halito

Winnemucca, NV

#18 May 28, 2012
Where did these computers we are all on come from?

Dust?
Halito

Winnemucca, NV

#19 May 28, 2012
Actually the twilight zone..
Halito

Winnemucca, NV

#20 May 28, 2012
Want a nauseating real remark? Try disturbing a stink bug...
Halito

Winnemucca, NV

#21 May 28, 2012
Invading air space....

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