The Life Unwired with Ben Combee (unwiredben) wrote,
The Life Unwired with Ben Combee

Automated Ad Stupidity

Today's a big day for spotting bad choices in user interface. I was looking at this AP story about the Teamsters and Service Employees International Union both pulling out of the AFL-CIO to form a new alliance. It's a pretty major story and it shows how much strain there is on the labor movement in the US. Well, at the bottom of the page, there's a contextual ad box pushing these two items:

  • AFL Online: In-depth Company Info - Go to Hoover's Online for in-depth, first-hand, company coverage provided by business experts. Get an overview, key executive bios, financials, news, industry trends, and competitor info.
  • Trading AFL? Click for Recommendations - Find near term, mid term, and long term analysis for AFL (stock symbol). Stock Traders Daily helps you determine when and what to trade. Join us for a free trial now to see for yourself.

Somehow, I don't think that the stock ticker symbol AFL (also known as duck-based insurer AFLAC) is what they're talking about here.
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