July 2nd, 2007
Google’s decidedly creepy pitch to the health care industry to help facilitate their ongoing astroturf/PR campaigns has been all over the web.(after all who better to create fake consensus then the current undisputed arbitrator of the collective wisdom)
What I haven’t seen anywhere is anybody putting this together with Google’s quiet, and not so quiet wooing of the health care industrial complex at large.
Google has identified the health care industry has big growth, and this is the start of the full court push.
I wish Adam was still blogging. Be interesting to get his perspective on all this.
December 21st, 2004
Boston is experiencing a saturation bombing ad campaign for Senseo pod coffee. It’s interesting how even the most banal advertising works on your subconscious desires. After nearly two weeks of seeing Senseo praised on every public surface I finally broke down last night and bought a copy of The Anarchist in the Library by Siva Vaidhyanathan of The Trouble with Tehtering.
December 7th, 2004
Kottke did some footwork and got some great response from major aggregator developers regarding ads in RSS. I thought Brent’s comments that it isn’t about ad blocking as much as importance and attention managment are particularily right on the money. But in particular I thought I’d call out this comment:
The only ads in feeds I have recieved so far have been google adsense ads – and since I use Feed On Feeds and a userContent.css file that blocks those ads, I don’t see them anyway.