Can you get a restraining order against an ad?
The New York Times has an interesting article about ads that stalk you online. I had to change my cookies and login to get away!
The shoes that Julie Matlin recently saw on Zappos.com were kind of cute, or so she thought. But Ms. Matlin wasn’t ready to buy and left the site.
Then the shoes started to follow her everywhere she went online. An ad for those very shoes showed up on the blog TechCrunch. It popped up again on several other blogs and on Twitpic. It was as if Zappos had unleashed a persistent salesman who wouldn’t take no for an answer.
We’ve tracked the ad — it’s coming from inside your computer! Get away from your computer!