(Mike Allen)

It’s happened to all of us. You’re searching for a new vacuum cleaner online, and the moment after you press “enter” to search for it, you are bombarded with ads for vacuum and vacuum accessories on just about every other website you visit.

That’s the ever-present and oft-maligned “algorithm” of targeted ads for you. I don’t believe they (algorithms) were developed for any sort of “good” purpose — thus the mad scientist in the comic above — but I do think they occasionally get some things right. For example, any music streaming service uses an algorithm to introduce you to new music. It seems that more people find this useful than not.

But alas, that’s about it for positives. The Google algorithm seems to be single-handedly responsible for the bad rap that company gets. Oh, you were curious about a weird anime show you saw on someones T-shirt? Well now you better clear your browser history because you will see nothing but that show for the next month!

The moral of the story here is: be careful what you search for… or familiarize yourself with the Google Chrome “incognito window.”

Past Sundaze comics

Oklahoma’s recent liquor bicker confusing, even sober
Highway to the construction zone
All ears: OU basketball gets it right as Top Daug returns
Stitt, tribal leaders pack their poker faces for court
Cookie mishap: Santa high in the sky of Oklahoma
Blinded by the unholy headlights
The value of a car that gets you to and from work
The Cybertruck: Weird, different and polarizing
Ask Ludacris for input on new OKC area code
With the Sooner Schooner on blocks, it’s Top Daug time
NBA’s and players’ comments on China wimpy so far
Topless ruling has some blowing their tops in Oklahoma
New OKC food halls make for tough choices
A decade’s difference in the OKC concert scene
Park opening could get extreme with release of scissortails
Daddy, which side were you on in the Chicken War?
Rest or party? Sooners on Sunday a good conundrum
OKC aquarium idea destined for lackluster sequels?
MAPS 7: After pickleball stadium’s success, voters pitched Joystick Arena
Democrat Kombat: Whose soul will be whose?
How to turn your Equifax settlement into a hangover
FaceApp recap: If you put it on the internet …
Sam Presti blows up the OKC Thunder as we know it
It’s official: College costs an arm and a leg