Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Bad Ads, Part I

The ad box to the left of this text is from a Washington Post news article page. It's one of those omnibus ads you see syndicated across many websites, containing a number of different ads made to look vaguely like intriguing news-trendy stories.

Now, read the ads. Do they sound like reputable companies to you? It's fully possible that they are; but if so, then they should fire their ad copy writers and promotional team. These read like fly-by-night scams that try to trick you into clicking through to bad websites.

I know, I know; there's a sucker born every minute.

But here's a better slogan to keep in mind: caveat emptor.

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