Advertising IE9: Shame on You

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  • #521259

    Shame on you for slipping an ad for Microsoft in with the “Freshly Pressed” topics on the WordPress.com home page (but thank you for identifying it as an advertisement).

    Since you’re getting paid to show off IE9, I can’t trust that the latest news article, “IE9 User? You’ll Love ‘Pinning’ Your Blog” is actually a genuine viewpoint of the WordPress staff — so I’m not going to bother to read the post.

    #521372

    You know, I’ve not used Explorer for probably 4 years, but IE9 looks to be a much better browser than MS have ever produced.

    As my grandfather used to say, even a blind pig finds an acorn once in a while.

    #521377

    raincoaster
    Member

    I only came into this thread to say how low must one be when an ALL CAPS USER looks down on you?

    #521409

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    It says right up front “Sponsored Post”, and pointing out a feature of Windows7 (pinning a document/link/function to the task bar) is not necessarily news, but perhaps news that someone can use. (I’m using it on my netbook using Chrome and it works just the same.)

    I think MS has a battle to get users interested in IE9, especially since it requires either Vista SP2 or Windows7 to run, and XP still has the largest market share by far. http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_os.asp

    Advertising on WordPress.com, which is a *business* with 15 million users, is all part of the advertising plan and a smart one, too.

    #521416

    sl1k
    Member

    Advertising on WordPress.com, which is a *business* with 15 million users, is all part of the advertising plan and a smart one, too.

    I have to agree with justjennifer, even though WP.com is free to use it surely does cost Automattic money to run and maintain WP.com Also advertisement helps out with rising money for new development features for WP.com… So from a business perspective it’s a very smart choice to run a IE9 advertisement since it’s a hot trend on the net right now…

    #521588

    neojames13
    Member

    Ugh I hate IE…

    #521589

    markel
    Staff

    I edited the OP to get rid of the all caps. :)

    #521590

    timethief
    Member

    I read “sponsored post” and clciked out without reading another word.

    #521591

    I’m a Mac guy, however, I’ve bought 6 Windows 7, 64 bit machines (refurbished from Dell) in the last 10 days and I have to say, windows 7 and office 2010 are pretty damned impressive. Watch out Apple, the competition never rests! (I’m still personally on a Mac.) just my two cents.

    #521625

    rejistania
    Member

    I would prefer advertising for crack and prostitution than for any Microsoft product or service. These things are less immoral…

    #521626

    raincoaster
    Member

    I understand that you’re being hyperbolic, but you clearly know nothing about crack.

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