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People Hate Him/Her!

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Have you noticed this annoying trend in web ads?

Almost as annoying as those "1 Weird Tip" ads.

Here's the latest one I saw:
"Language Professors Hate Him!"

"Doctor's discovery revealed the secret to speaking any language in just 10 days! Watch this shocking video . . . (yada yada yada)"

Previously I've also seen "Dermatologists Hate Her!" and "Power Companies Hate This!" (some free energy device).

:roll:

I suppose, for some values of "speaking" that you could learn to speak any language a little bit in 10 days. You're just not going to learn it very well. It took me most of a year of intensive learning to master basic Japanese to the point where I could communicate at a basic everyday level sort-of passably and knew enough grammar to have a solid base to build on.

I suppose that somebody out there must be fooled by this nonsense, because it must cost some money to put these ads in front of eyeballs.
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Some guy called Pimsleur or something. Using stolen porn pics to advertise language training. Best I can figure out is that it's repackaged Rosetta Stone, teaching by immersion and gestalt rather than by rules.
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Anaxagoras wrote:Have you noticed this annoying trend in web ads?

Almost as annoying as those "1 Weird Tip" ads.

Here's the latest one I saw:
"Language Professors Hate Him!"

"Doctor's discovery revealed the secret to speaking any language in just 10 days! Watch this shocking video . . . (yada yada yada)"

Previously I've also seen "Dermatologists Hate Her!" and "Power Companies Hate This!" (some free energy device).

:roll:

I suppose, for some values of "speaking" that you could learn to speak any language a little bit in 10 days. You're just not going to learn it very well. It took me most of a year of intensive learning to master basic Japanese to the point where I could communicate at a basic everyday level sort-of passably and knew enough grammar to have a solid base to build on.

I suppose that somebody out there must be fooled by this nonsense, because it must cost some money to put these ads in front of eyeballs.
Yes, I have noticed it and I find it annoying as hell too. It's the same mentality as another group of ads I always see "WATCH THIS VIDEO BEFORE IT'S BANNED!" or some similiar bullshit.

People LOVE to feel like they have some sort of secret knowledge that sets them apart from the common herd but most are too lazy to go learn something that most people don't actually know. So these ads play on that desire. And for some reason, a lot of suckers don't realize that "secret knowledge" and "freely advertised on the internet for everyone to see" are pretty much mutually exclusive.
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Nyarlathotep wrote:People LOVE to feel like they have some sort of secret knowledge that sets them apart from the common herd but most are too lazy to go learn something that most people don't actually know.
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Nyarlathotep wrote:Yes, I have noticed it and I find it annoying as hell too. It's the same mentality as another group of ads I always see "WATCH THIS VIDEO BEFORE IT'S BANNED!" or some similiar bullshit.
Yeah, "THIS VIDEO WAS BANNED BY GOOGLE!!" or words to that effect is what I remember.

For that matter, it's the same principle Kevin Trudeau uses: "They" don't want you to know about this "secret" "natural cure" or whatever it is.
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Another: "New insurance law in [your state here] affects drivers".
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Anaxagoras wrote:
Nyarlathotep wrote:Yes, I have noticed it and I find it annoying as hell too. It's the same mentality as another group of ads I always see "WATCH THIS VIDEO BEFORE IT'S BANNED!" or some similiar bullshit.
Yeah, "THIS VIDEO WAS BANNED BY GOOGLE!!" or words to that effect is what I remember.

For that matter, it's the same principle Kevin Trudeau uses: "They" don't want you to know about this "secret" "natural cure" or whatever it is.
The one I saw most recently was something like "WATCH THIS VIDEO BEFORE ITS BANNED BY FEMA". Didn't click on it, no idea what it was on about. But it seems that just about anytime someone wants to get the attention of suckers, telling them that some vague "they" don't want you to know or have it is the go to strategy these days. It also helps to deflect criticism because OBVIOUSLY if someone calls bullshit on them, then that person must be one if "them"
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grayman wrote:Another: "New insurance law in [your state here] affects drivers".
Yeah or "[insert nearby city here] woman looks 20 but is 50"

Some times it loops back to "with this 1 weird trick" or "dermatologists hate her" too. Thus achieving the Bullshit Trifecta.
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If it involves purging your bowels.

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Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
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Doctor X wrote:If it involves purging your bowels.

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That would explain a lot.

Personally, if I had money to burn, I'd buy an ad like that and it would be a Rickroll.
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