Instagram lets you see what it thinks you like, and the results are bizarre


Most of my Instagram ads make sense, even if it’s a depressing kind of sense. (I am served a lot of ads for Tums.) But there are a few that, for the life of me, I cannot figure out. Why is Instagram so invested in me purchasing fishing lures? I have not been fishing in many years.

Turns out, Instagram assembles a list of all the things that it thinks you like — based on the data it’s pulled from you, of course. It’s nothing new, but it is enjoying a brief moment in the spotlight after reporter Eric Ginsburg tweeted about it Saturday. 

He also provided instructions on how to view your own “interests.” Read more…

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