Google’s Sense of Humour

January 12th, 2007

I was trawling back through a conversation with a prospective agent in my gmail viewer. Those of you not familar with it won’t be aware that, in the side bar, google tag on ads that are context sensitive to the email conversation. Now being a software engineer I’m always intrigued by the way the underlying algorithm decides what links are relative to the conversation. So it’s interesting to see that alongside a conversation during which my manuscript was rejected by the agent, Google deems that the most relevant ads to show me are: ’Custom Essay in 8 Hours’; ‘Have you written a book?’; and my favourite – ‘Laughter Lounge – The ultimate Comedy venue in Ireland’.

Who says computers don’t have a sense of humour … or a sense of irony?

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