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Monday, September 24, 2007

HELLO? ENOUGH ALREADY

Here's one ringy dingy of an idea that will allow advertisers to display ads on computer screens based on what's being talked about from phone calls connected via the Internet.


Puddingmedia, a Silicon Valley-based company, is launching software today on its Web site http://www.ThePudding.com that recognizes speech patterns of visitors placing free calls to the U.S. and Canada, and then displaying ads relevant to what is being discussed.

You talk about dinner, you get restaurant advertisements bombarding your monitor. They company is even looking into adapting it for cell phones!

The advertising model is similar to that of Google Inc.'s Gmail, which shows ads based on scans of the user's e-mail correspondence.

I can just imagine what will pop up when two people are talking about having cybersex.

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"Soul sucker" photo by I'm Fantastic

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Pete said...

Too intrusive!!!!

Also a reminder fellow bloggers...
The time is nearly up if you signed up at the Government's
DO NOT CALL List for blocking vendors and unwanted marketing calls at dinner time. The block was only for 5 years and is due to expire next year. You MUST reregister at www.gov/donotcall.

This do not call list is also relevant for cell phones in addition to your house.
This information was brought to you by PEPSI which I am drinking now.

Mon Sep 24, 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

I think I read somewhere that TIVO stores what users choose to tape for their TV /cable shows and "suggests" shows they may also be interested in. It's getting creepy when computer chips are able to "tell" us consumers what to watch, etc. based on certain patterns.

I guess to practice safe cyber-sex, users will need pop-up blockers!

Mon Sep 24, 03:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when they can tell what you're thinking and flash ads on the backside of you're eyelids, that's when i check out.

Tue Sep 25, 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

How about advertising on coffins, like NASCAR? This Life has been brought to you by_____(fill in the blank).

Tue Sep 25, 02:14:00 PM  

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