'Random news articles that don't warrant their own threads' thread. Page 111

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  • cubbymoore 28 Mar 2013 12:36:43 36,468 posts
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    must buy broadbandchoices
  • Bremenacht 28 Mar 2013 13:03:18 17,600 posts
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    I must find a legitimate news source for such articles.

    Oh! Here you go!
  • X201 28 Mar 2013 13:36:38 15,130 posts
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    It wasn't the website it was on, it was the fact that its a piece of advertising PR - I know how fake they are and they wind me up. Wasn't having a go at you, was having a go at it.

    Take the headline:

    FEMALE GAMERS GO WEAK AT THE KNEES FOR BREMENACHT.


    Its called Churnalism.

    There are a number of places on the web that pay people to take part in surveys. The people are being paid per click so aren't rally bothered what survey they take and will click anything to get their cash, the websites claim they filter, but the filters are easy to bypass.

    You run a poll on one of these sites, but slant it so that it covers something like sex, booze, adultery etc.
    Questions like, Have you had sexy thoughts while reading the EuroGamer forum?
    Do you like Bremenacht's profile pic?


    Conduct your poll and get a few hundred responses.
    Then get a "Boffin" to analyse the results and compile your survey.

    Sprinkle the company name liberally in the text and send to tabloid newspaper. Your press release is sprinkled with sex and booze so they'll print it. The paper will re-write it (if you're unlucky) slightly but 60-70% of your original text will get through and your company will get 2 or 3 mentions (especially in paragraph three).

    And voilà:

    FEMALE GAMERS GO WEAK AT THE KNEES FOR BREMENACHT.

    Male gamers will be keeping an eye on their wives and girlfriends following the startling results of a new survey. Its not just Hollywood hunks attracting their women, now there’s a new one to add to the list of female heartthrobs – bremenacht from EuroGamer..

    One in four females said they had sexy thoughts whilst reading the EuroGamer forums and top of their favourite profile pics was bremenacht

    Eurogamer appears to be the place where the ladies go to find hunks. The website has always had some female fans but now EuroGamer looks like it maybe swamped under the demand of the ravenous females. Eurogamer owner, Rupert Loman said..."



    An advertorial in a national newspaper that has only cost you a few hundred quid.

    Edited by X201 at 13:39:35 28-03-2013
  • Bremenacht 28 Mar 2013 13:42:18 17,600 posts
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    I've gone weak at the knees for your headlines.

    Sorry - I had no idea what it was. Going back and clicking the links (that link to itself), it becomes a bit clearer. It's clearly working - I can see it in the Telegraph too.
  • DaM 28 Mar 2013 13:42:25 12,897 posts
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    If you are lucky you also get a few links to your company website too, which is what they are really after.
  • fletch7100 28 Mar 2013 14:52:55 6,936 posts
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  • rudedudejude 28 Mar 2013 15:39:46 2,152 posts
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    You can check articles here to see if they are just bullshit PR Spam -

    http://churnalism.com/
  • Short-Round 30 Mar 2013 02:21:05 1,181 posts
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    Two-headed shark
  • monkehhh 30 Mar 2013 18:40:22 3,267 posts
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    [link url=http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/10/magazine/the-professor-the-bikini-model-and-the-suitcase-full-of-trouble.html?_r=0]The Professor, the Bikini Model
    and the Suitcase Full of Trouble[/link]
    "A world-renowned physicist meets a gorgeous model online. They plan their perfect life together. But first, she asks, would he be so kind as to deliver a special package to her?"
    Spoiler - oops.
  • mal 30 Mar 2013 19:41:30 22,334 posts
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    Fucking paywall.

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • Bremenacht 30 Mar 2013 22:20:49 17,600 posts
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    monkehhh wrote:
    [link url=http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/10/magazine/the-professor-the-bikini-model-and-the-suitcase-full-of-trouble.html?_r=0]The Professor, the Bikini Model
    and the Suitcase Full of Trouble[/link]
    "A world-renowned physicist meets a gorgeous model online. They plan their perfect life together. But first, she asks, would he be so kind as to deliver a special package to her?"
    Spoiler - oops.
    Bizarre story.
  • urban 31 Mar 2013 12:14:35 10,923 posts
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    @Bremenacht long story is long
  • X201 1 Apr 2013 07:16:12 15,130 posts
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    Not an April Fool


    "Norfolk police officer sues garage after trip on 999 call"

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-21987343
  • OptimusPube 1 Apr 2013 08:32:17 2,907 posts
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    This really saddens me, I hate this sue the fuck out of everything society, my son and I went to the ice arena yesterday, he fell and injured his elbow and knees, should we sue them? no, shit happens.

    Obviously if someone's dog bites you or someone decides they want to implant their fists on your face then yes but for accidents that cause no real problems in general then no.

    You better watch out.
    You better beware.
    Albert said E=MC²

  • skuzzbag 7 Apr 2013 10:53:19 5,636 posts
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    Paris Brown shock behaviour
  • Psychotext 7 Apr 2013 11:07:43 53,807 posts
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    Seems like she was a perfect Conservative choice. :D
  • FWB 7 Apr 2013 11:36:59 43,806 posts
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    Seems to be a good representative for the kind of youth who might dally with crime; shit name, anti social and thick. Of course she will struggle to express what she and her peers think, but it isn't as if the government really gives a crap.

    Edited by FWB at 11:37:53 07-04-2013
  • thelzdking 7 Apr 2013 18:28:19 4,312 posts
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    By printing her Tweets the Mail is actually getting to say what it really believes.
  • the_dudefather 7 Apr 2013 18:33:06 9,189 posts
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    She likes a man's shirt and complains about noisy neighbours

    TO THE GALLOWS!

    (ง ͠° ͟ʖ ͡°)

  • Mr-Brett 7 Apr 2013 19:10:10 12,723 posts
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    Those eyebrows... they're just, odd.

    Portable view - Never forget.

  • lavalant 7 Apr 2013 20:27:46 1,266 posts
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-22057246

    She's been hauled in front of the cameras, bit of shame really. Thought the posts were quite funny. They should have stood by her rather than submit to the Mails dirt digging. Maybe they'll approve someone more middle class and who has no sex drive.
  • mal 7 Apr 2013 20:32:02 22,334 posts
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    And she's spot on about Made in Chelsea.

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • cubbymoore 7 Apr 2013 22:45:09 36,468 posts
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    Isn't this the perfect case in point of how twitter/Facebook etc is going to make any kind of life in the future almost impossible for anyone doing anything remotely in the public eye?
  • SparkyMarky81 7 Apr 2013 22:55:21 562 posts
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    Rat-Poodle!
  • Psychotext 7 Apr 2013 23:20:24 53,807 posts
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    cubbymoore wrote:
    Isn't this the perfect case in point of how twitter/Facebook etc is going to make any kind of life in the future almost impossible for anyone doing anything remotely in the public eye?
    You don't have to be on it... that takes some balls as a kid though.
  • cubbymoore 7 Apr 2013 23:37:52 36,468 posts
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    No of course. But we haven't exactly grown up with it as a fundamental part of our childhood.
  • magicpanda 8 Apr 2013 12:29:31 13,263 posts
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    Swearing bare-breasted activists rush at Putin and Merkel
  • Psychotext 8 Apr 2013 12:58:41 53,807 posts
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    I love his face in the first pic
  • senso-ji 8 Apr 2013 14:41:17 5,790 posts
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    I'm sure I saw a few security guards sneak in a few gropes as they tackled the protesters.
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