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April 14, 2005

Hilarious Bayesian advertising

Advertising links, or more specifically, the way they are picked to appear on my screen on various Web pages, have really been cracking me up today. CNN's story "Dragnet grabs 10,000 fugitives" served up four text ads, all soliciting for legal services. None of them asked me if I'd been subject to Section 215 of the Patriot Act, but that's probably because they can't help me then. Also, Tech Central Station had another global "variation" article which contained ironic sidebars like "Global warming -- it's happening", from Greenpeace no less. If it were any other publication I'd question their advertising strategy. But since they're already hired guns for Exxon I don't think it would help.

Not related, but troubling: why does anybody care about pregnant Britney?

Posted by The Greatness at April 14, 2005 12:37 PM