More Embarrassing Moments, Brought To You By the Ad Networks

Sometimes even the best-intentioned contextual-matching algorithm screws up. Here are few more for the “humans v. the bots” file. (Thanks, Lester Lee!)

First, an “Adjustable Rate Mortgage Left You in Freefall?” banner served up alongside a plane crash article on CNN. Then promotes a free shipping offer next to a Chicago Sun-Times story about kittens accidentally FedEx’d across the country. Finally a Swatch “Shake at the World” banner above CNN coverage of a major earthquake affecting Pakistan and India. Oops.

CNN Mortgage Ad

PetMeds Offers Free Shipping

Swatch Shake At the World

  1. # Mike said: September 20th, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    Loved that kitties getting fedex’d story. If it were only so….

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  2. # Simpson said: September 21st, 2008 at 11:45 pm

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