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OllieBrkr - on 11 Apr 2018

So I work at an e-commerce company and I needed some test projects to test an API integration so I thought you know what? I'll add some climbing related products. First one I went to was the Beastmaker 1000 on Amazon. After copying some info I noticed this in the Customers also shopped for section.

http://obrkr.link/tQcAyp

Urban5teve - on 11 Apr 2018
In reply to OllieBrkr:

Everyone knows that Beastmakers are like bright red sports cars.....!

 

I have 2.

john arran - on 11 Apr 2018
In reply to OllieBrkr:

Probably they use information they already have about you to prioritise which products appear in the list.

;-)

Hat Dude on 11 Apr 2018
OllieBrkr - on 11 Apr 2018
In reply to john arran:

I checked that before posting! Since I'm not logged in (actually in an incognito window) they don't have any data about my previous purchases ;-)

Rob Parsons on 11 Apr 2018
In reply to OllieBrkr:

They've still got your IP address, and can make inferences based on that. They will be analyzing their bulk data in any/every way possible.

marsbar - on 11 Apr 2018
In reply to OllieBrkr:

Can I add a NOT SAFE FOR WORK for the picture. 

Some  companies have no sense of humour.  

Greenbanks - on 11 Apr 2018
In reply to OllieBrkr:

If this becomes popular I expect all routes will have 'climaxes' as opposed to 'cruxes'

Post edited at 13:55
gethin_allen on 11 Apr 2018
In reply to OllieBrkr:

And what the hell is "pickleball"?

Andy Hardy on 11 Apr 2018
In reply to gethin_allen:

I'm guessing it's either a game or a medical condition.

dread-i - on 11 Apr 2018
In reply to OllieBrkr:

I've heard that many climbers have a jacket fetish. Though, I always took it to mean something different.

Clarence on 11 Apr 2018
In reply to gethin_allen:

> And what the hell is "pickleball"?

Very rare, you only get two per Pickle Rick...

Lemony - on 11 Apr 2018
In reply to OllieBrkr:

What else would you rack your extra weight on?

Ben Sharp - on 12 Apr 2018
In reply to OllieBrkr:

Incognito doesn't depersonalise your browsing session and "customers also shopped for" is a feature which is controllable by even the most basic e-commerce software. It's not a list of altruistic suggestions to help the customer find products it's a tool to drive profits and shift more profitable items. Amazon's algorithms aren't in the public domain but they will use the same kind of affinity analysis as netflix et al driven by huge amounts of data - as you have discovered it doesn't always give the most appropraite suggestions.

I thought that was the bread and butter of working in e-commerce.

Flinticus - on 12 Apr 2018
In reply to OllieBrkr:

And a leather strap and paddle board.

...Perhaps they thought 'Beastmaker' some kinda performance enhancer and they were 'WTF?' on seeing a finger board 

deepsoup - on 12 Apr 2018
In reply to Flinticus:

> ...Perhaps they thought 'Beastmaker' some kinda performance enhancer ..

It is.  ;-)

bouldery bits - on 12 Apr 2018
In reply to OllieBrkr:

I hope there's someone on a BDSM forum going ''what's a finger board????'

Timmd on 18 Apr 2018
In reply to bouldery bits:

On a BDSM note, a new friend was bitching about Fifty Shades Of Grey not having clear boundaries and consent and things when we met up for a drink. She called it '50 Shades Of Go F*ck Yourself'.  So now you know, don't follow 50 Shades Of Grey.

Post edited at 00:27
DerwentDiluted - on 18 Apr 2018
In reply to OllieBrkr:

They are very effective at thawing out ice screws.

Allegedly.


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