I received the banner ad for Careers 2.0 in French.

What made it decide to do that?

Was it because I asked Learning a bit of French with not much time on the French Language and Usage site?

Was it because I spend a bit of time at the other language sites, including Japanese Language & Usage, and English Language Learners?

Was it random?

Does Stack Exchange follow my twitter feed and notice me responding to someone's pleas for help with French?

Is it mainly happening to Aussies? Have they got us confused with New Caledonia?

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    Stack Exchange knows what you did last summer....
    – Bart
    Commented May 12, 2013 at 23:30
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    French is clearly taking over the world. Google started appearing in french last week at our house.
    – AndrewC
    Commented May 12, 2013 at 23:31
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    My computer is french localized but I don't see any ad on SO in french (not even the one for careers 2.0). Commented May 13, 2013 at 3:10

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It was totally random... These should have been geo targeted to the French market but were not. This has been remedied (+1 for New Caledonia theory).

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