Techdirt Now Available On The Internet, Alongside Google (GOOG), Amazon (AMZN), Yahoo (YHOO) And eBay (EBAY)

from the fooled-me-once dept

Get-paid-to-surf schemes aren't the only artifact from the bubble we're seeing today. Another classic is misleading press release, usually put out by tiny company, that appears to suggest a relationship between it and a much larger company. For example, back when Amazon was the premier internet company, companies would tout the fact that they were part of its associate program, which any company could be part of. Now today, many companies advertise on Google, but not too many put out a press release about it with a cryptic headline stating that the company has "Renewed With Google Inc.". For a second, you might actually think that it had signed a deal with Google, until you read a little further to see that they are just continuing to buy more AdWords. Not too impressive, really. Of course, there is one major difference between the bubble and today. The stock of this company isn't doing much on the news; back in 1999 it might have jumped sharply.

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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 3 Nov 2006 @ 3:29pm

    You forgot

    the ticker symbol. should read....

    Techdirt (DIRT) now available on the internet alongside Google (GOOG)....

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  2. identicon
    Chris, 3 Nov 2006 @ 6:13pm

    TD stock? im there

    DO it.

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  3. identicon
    RantMax [RTMX], 4 Nov 2006 @ 3:34am

    For immediate release

    Techdirt and RantMax Inc. have successfully partnered via their renowned commenting services, part of their intelligence service, to make fun of some pale attempts at making impression by RFID Ltd.

    Now please excuse me as I partner with McDonalds for my lunch and our city as I drink water.

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  4. identicon
    malhombre, 4 Nov 2006 @ 6:45am

    Re: For immediate release

    ...heh heh nice. thx for the grin.

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  5. identicon
    lance laifer, 6 Nov 2006 @ 8:32am

    Techdirt fights malaria

    maybe Techdirt can join the fight against malaria by partnering with Skype to fight malaria.

    Seriously we are looking for ways to use the web to fight malaria and spread the word about this tournament. maybe a team from Techdirt that partners with Google, Yahoo and Amazon.

    BTW, in the three minutes it took me to write this 6 children under teh age of five died from malaria, which can be prevented by a five dollar bednet

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  6. identicon
    |3331373|3|_||3, 6 Nov 2006 @ 7:34pm


    TEchdirt do partner with Google, and, and , if you felt like being a real tool from the bubble, Adobe, Mozilla Corporation, and anyone else who uses Google ads which appear on Techdirt

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