There's been discussion lately about encouraging people to post questions that are only slightly GIS-related to a different SE site.
Instead of this advertisement...
... I would like to see questions posted from other sites that have one of my favorite tags.
arcobjects is a favorite tag of mine. Both codereview.SE and gis.SE have an
arcobjects tag. Therefore when I load the page, the sidebar panel should have an affinity for questions from other sites that have the
I found the term I was looking for: Contextual Advertising. The ads that appear might be based on a users favorite tag, or any number of other factors. As a geographer, I can't resist suggesting that a users Location would be a factor. But other factors could be based on things like the tags of questions recently answered. Certainly a bit of random Funk music would be acceptable, but right now the signal to noise ratio for these ads is pretty low IMO.
Some of the advertisements, like this one, might not be suitable for many workplaces.