I keep getting these annoying ads from time to time. You would think that facebook would know my 'Relationship Status' ("Engaged", for those of you who haven't Added me) since I set it.
The only way that Facebook would have a good reason to serve these ads is if they somehow profited from infidelity. I'll leave that to your imaginations.
C'mon facebook, I like Celtic music and I'm getting married: serve me that ad for Merimac.
There are a lot of complaints over the past few years about how startup sites are going with strange domain names: taking out vowels, coming up with original domain names.
In order to be memorable, there are two ways to approach getting a domain name: be original (e.g. 'strange') a la 'meebo', or have a common word or phrase. All the common dictionary words are gone, as are many common phrases. And where have they gone to? Domain squatters, mostly.
A very public debate about ad-blockers is back in the news, and among others the New York Times has weighed in with a pretty hefty opinion. Along the way, several sites have threatened to block firefox users because 'they block ads'.
Two new interesting things from microsoft on slashdot today:
Microsoft's patent application for an 'advertising services platform' (possibly an API?) built-in to the OS.. According to the article, it can even scan the contents of your documents and your personal information to in order to better shove more ads down your throat. How nice.
Little annoys me more than the used bookstores that stamp their brand logo on the books that they put out. In particular, it embodies two particular things that I can't stand: useless branding, and defacement of books. Even disregarding that, such stamps are usually ugly, and detract from 1) future resale 2) intrinsic value and 3) appearance of the book. In addition, it leaves one open to accusations of shoplifting in the store later, since such logos are stamps and cannot be removed.