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This article was published on July 28, 2016

This hilarious skit shows exactly what’s wrong with ads on the Web

Abhimanyu Ghoshal
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Abhimanyu is TNW's Managing Editor, and is all about personal devices, Asia's tech ecosystem, as well as the intersection of technology and Abhimanyu is TNW's Managing Editor, and is all about personal devices, Asia's tech ecosystem, as well as the intersection of technology and culture. Hit him up on Twitter, or write in: [email protected].

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed YouTube funnymen CollegeHumor’s takes on technology: their ‘If Google Was a Guy‘ series is worth rewatching many times over,  and their bit titled, ‘What It’s Like Being In A Group Text‘ totally hit home for me, and their recent one about Facebook’s algorithm was spot on.

This time, the CH crew is taking on how internet ads work – or rather, how they fail to.

Many sites insist on tracking visitors’ web activity with cookies to find out what they’re interested in, but they almost always use that data in the stupidest way possible – leading to massive wastes of marketing budgets and potential customers’ time.

No wonder people choose to use adblockers.