Comments on: The uncanny valley of advertising http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/04/28/the-uncanny-valley-of-advertising/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Trifon http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/04/28/the-uncanny-valley-of-advertising/comment-page-1/#comment-31270 Mon, 26 Sep 2011 21:30:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8050#comment-31270 Hello. My name is Trifon. This information is very useful for me. I found this very difficult and I am grateful to you.
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HEMORRHOIDS or SWOLLEN ANAL VEINS
‘Hemorrhoids’ is the medical term for swollen anal veins within the anal canal … in every day terms, sufferers often refer to this condition as ‘piles’.
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And be assured, you are not alone! Common in both men and women, about half of the population has hemorrhoids by age 50. They are also common among pregnant women as a result of the pressure of the fetus on the abdomen, together with hormonal changes, causing swollen anal veins. These veins are also placed under severe pressure during childbirth. Fortunately, in these instances, the problem is a temporary one.

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By: MyLord http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/04/28/the-uncanny-valley-of-advertising/comment-page-1/#comment-26112 Fri, 29 Apr 2011 20:13:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8050#comment-26112 I wish ads were more targeted. My problem with ads is they are driven more by desperation than creativity. The really creative need no advertising at all, you will come to them. Advertising starts from the failure of being sufficiently interesting so your attention must be paid for. The most desperate and pathetic must force as much advertising as they can to get any attention at all so they always dominate the space. Ads that were completely targeted would not be ads at all but they would be a miracle because they would be so specialized and unique you would be happy you found them. Mass products fail this by definition because after introduction everyone already knows they exist.

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By: TFF http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/04/28/the-uncanny-valley-of-advertising/comment-page-1/#comment-26092 Thu, 28 Apr 2011 16:46:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8050#comment-26092 I don’t care whether ads are targeted or random, but I *HATE* aggressive ads that splash themselves across what I am trying to read. That is the high-tech equivalent of cold-calling sales, or a door-to-door salesman.

Go away, leave me alone, I’m trying to read!!!

And I don’t think ads are particularly effective. We rarely buy advertised products, and typically prefer less-advertised brands to more-advertised brands. Advertisements are highly annoying, so brands that advertise heavily create strong negative feelings. Moreover, we operate from the essential principle that anything said in an ad is a lie. If the product is any good, an ad blitz shouldn’t be necessary.

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By: dobbs23 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/04/28/the-uncanny-valley-of-advertising/comment-page-1/#comment-26091 Thu, 28 Apr 2011 16:32:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8050#comment-26091 Sure, it doesn’t matter if some algorithm knows your browsing habits. Until you want to show your friends that cute kitten video, and all of the ads on the page are for abortion providers and hemorrhoid creams. Then it kind of does matter, doesn’t it?

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By: Curmudgeon http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/04/28/the-uncanny-valley-of-advertising/comment-page-1/#comment-26088 Thu, 28 Apr 2011 14:00:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8050#comment-26088 As a person old enough to remember the when three television networks were all that were on, and every Sunday newspaper had thick ad supplements, I dislike targeting because it means the advertiser thinks it knows more about me than I care to reveal (and yes, I realize that it’s an automated “know”). But I hate being predictable.

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By: fresnodan http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/04/28/the-uncanny-valley-of-advertising/comment-page-1/#comment-26084 Thu, 28 Apr 2011 13:27:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8050#comment-26084 I don’t mind being targeted, I mind the advertizers not only hitting the barn door, but missing like “north.” I don’t know how many porn sites I frequent looking for busty black lesbians, and my email is chock full of ads for skinny white gays. What metric are the porn sites using? No wonder they can’t make money.

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