One of the fun aspects of using Gmail is the little ads for sponsored links that appear next to every message. I can’t imagine ever clicking on one of them, but it’s amusing to see what the Google mind thinks is related to the message content. For the most recent daily mailing from firstname.lastname@example.org, here were the sponsored links that came along with it:
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So the scorecard is: two relevant links, three crackpot sites, one hilariously inappropriate understanding of the word “field,” and one perplexing sales pitch for humidifiers. But I kind of like the idea of attacking string theory via Google ads. I might just start advertising my own papers this way.