Saturday, January 12, 2008

Worst Contextual Ad Mess Up of All-Time!

Contextual ads are those things on web pages that seem to magically be related to the subject on the page so if you're reading about cars or video games you'll get car and game ads. I just noticed that my AdSense ads have disappeared - must've bollixed the code somehow - but when they were up, I would get pro-Democrat ads based on all the mentions of the word "Dem" on the page. Therein lies the problem of computer-placed ads.

Now, take a look at this pooch screw of story and advertising:


(h/t: Digg)

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