Muad'Dibber
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@ksynwa
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Yeah the smothering with advertisements is absolutely ridiculous. I actually never liked adverts but couldn’t articulate why. Much later (but before the turn to tankie town) I read this blog post which I agreed with mostly. This along with using uBlock Origin on the browser and not consuming stuff like movies, TV shows etc. now really makes me conscious of advertisements when I see them, even the covert ones. But most consumers are used to having a constant barrage of adverts being dumped on them. It blows my mind when I see my friends and family subject themselves to ads on YouTube and such. It takes some time to get out of that mentality.

won’t you take me to

tankie town

Muad'Dibber
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But most consumers are used to having a constant barrage of adverts being dumped on them. It blows my mind when I see my friends and family subject themselves to ads on YouTube and such. It takes some time to get out of that mentality.

Same, I haven’t had cable TV for like 10+ years, and every time I go to my friends or fam’s houses, the barrage of ads is so gross and I have such a visceral reaction to them that I almost need to leave the room. Meanwhile they’ve become totally inured to it.

Thx for that article, imma read that soon. If you haven’t I highly suggest reading Cialdini - The psychology of persuasion, there’s an audiobook for it on torrents. He’s a psych prof that went undercover for several years into various sales jobs, distilled nearly every sales tactic down to a few psychological tricks they use, and wrote a book on it. Once you learn them it becomes so transparent that every single ad you see, you be can easily tell which trick they’re using… rules 2 and 4, rule 1, etc.

@ksynwa
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Nice. I’ll give it a read.

@Makan
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I know. I watched it.

haha, wtf

guys we should be thankful to kia without them there wouldn’t have been a 2021 this year 😳

edit: also which one of you is this?

@TeethOrCoat
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Not the poster of that comment, but I’m surprised it happened on youtube of all places. That place is a fucking propaganda swamp. One left political video gets you 5 fucking fascist adjacents soon after in the recommends.

@Cysioland
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I’ve seen a video, probably by Markiplier or other pewdite youtuber, where he cleared cookies and went on YouTube, and from a random frontpage video he ended up at Holocaust denial in a few clicks.

@Cysioland
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This and the stadium name/event name sponsorships just to me seem really surreal and late-stage capitalist. Like, putting a logo of a fucking soft drink on a half-time show (USA)? Naming a stadium after a state energy company (Poland)?

Glad I didn’t waste my precious time on that crap

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