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Old 08-15-2014, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I have to agree that I hate ads made to look like legitimate links to something I might be interested in, but are just ads instead.
But that isn't what Buzzfeed does...
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Old 08-15-2014, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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But that isn't what Buzzfeed does...
That's what I thought too .....
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Old 08-15-2014, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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But that isn't what Buzzfeed does...
I only read half the article so it seemed like that is what it was saying it does. I don't go to buzzfeed so I don't have any idea. I do see fake news stories that are really ads on yahoo and, I think, cnn all of the time. I hate those with a passion.
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Old 08-15-2014, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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I do see fake news stories that are really ads on yahoo and, I think, cnn all of the time. I hate those with a passion.

I see them on one of my local news sites too (TV or newspaper, can't remember at the moment).
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Old 08-15-2014, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Old 08-15-2014, 02:43 PM
 
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This reminds me of subliminal messaging; the same technique they use in movie theaters & grocery stores.
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Old 08-15-2014, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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To be honest, I know of a lot of legit local news sites that have unprofessional looking ads on them. For example, you're reading a news story, and over to the right, this big vertical banner ad for "building firmer glutes!" Or picture links at the bottom of the page for "Gay actors who play straight roles" or "[enter name] actress's breasts". Basically, a lot of TMZ looking "news articles" on the same web page as a legit news article you were wanting to read. Don't get me wrong, I like looking at breasts like any other guy, but it just seems to cheapen the new site's image.

And if that's not enough, if you click on a video story on a new site's website, most of the time, you have to sit through a video ad before you get to the news story.

I really miss the days where websites were mostly text with a few gifs and jpegs here and there. Nice clean websites with no ads.
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Old 08-15-2014, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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To be honest, I know of a lot of legit local news sites that have unprofessional looking ads on them. For example, you're reading a news story, and over to the right, this big vertical banner ad for "building firmer glutes!" Or picture links at the bottom of the page for "Gay actors who play straight roles" or "[enter name] actress's breasts". Basically, a lot of TMZ looking "news articles" on the same web page as a legit news article you were wanting to read. Don't get me wrong, I like looking at breasts like any other guy, but it just seems to cheapen the new site's image.

And if that's not enough, if you click on a video story on a new site's website, most of the time, you have to sit through a video ad before you get to the news story.

I really miss the days where websites were mostly text with a few gifs and jpegs here and there. Nice clean websites with no ads.
This kind of stuff is so annoying, I agree. I tend to not go back to the sites with a lot a ads such as these, if possible.
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