I noticed many times that I’ve got an ad for something I might have said ( example: Target) while not using Facebook or instagram. After a while, I’ve got an ad for Target on Instagram or Facebook which I previously never got. So I decided to test this further and deliberately said Toyota to my phone in a sentence that “I’m thinking to buy a car, preferably a Toyota”. And I’m 100% certain I have never got an ad for Toyota. A day later I check Instagram, I get an ad for Toyota.
Have you tried getting this published in an academic journal?
Very, very enlightening and interesting stuff.