This post is a mistake - please ignore. I do sincerely apologize.
Randi Harper, a Service Engineer who has been working at Yahoo! since November 2006 (see linkedin profile) has some harsh words for Yahoo's contextual advertising product.
In a blog post on Randi's personal blog, she wrote:
So yeah, I sold my soul once again and added Google Adsense. Don't give me shit. I know I work at Yahoo! - but I don't even know if they offer a service like adsense. Screw it.
This morning, everything looked fine. Ads were for dedicated servers, BSD blogs - I'm cool with all that. That's the type of ad my readers would be interested in.
I just now looked at the ads - and this is a bunch of crap. Ann Coulter is a raging lunatic with a ferret stuck up her ass. Why the hell is my ad bar being pro-democrat and pro-Ann Coulter? I hate both. I'm like, a libertarian or something. If I cared, that is. And I don't. I live in California. We have the goddamn Terminator.
What on earth is going on with these ads? And why has my number of daily visitors increased about 200% to 1,800 - 2000 visitors a day? It doesn't appear that there's a referrer. What gives, internet?
Wow. But Randi isn't the first Yahoo blogger to call out Yahoo's contextual network or be called out for it. See Donna Bogatin tries to be funny. Gets basic facts wrong from Yahoo's infamous blogger, Jeremy Zawodny.
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