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AOL Says Internet Is Bad But Logon Anyway

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With a news European ad, AOL is painting a dark, 1884 1984-ish view of the Internet pointing out all its negative aspects all while positioning itself as the wonderful access point and provider of Internet content it, apparently is. Stupid.

UPDATE: It is perhaps we, that are the stupid ones. Apparently, this spot is paired with a good Internet version and the two together are supposed to generate a good versus bad discussion.

Written by Steve Hall    Comments (4)     File: Commercials     Jan-23-06  

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Comments

1884 or 1984?

Posted by: Satan on January 23, 2006 01:28 PM

Maybe AOL's farther behind than we knew...

Posted by: Editor on January 23, 2006 01:45 PM

I think it's meant to be paired with another ad that says the Internet is good.

http://www.boardsmag.com/screeningroom/commercials/2259/

Posted by: Tim Nudd on January 23, 2006 02:03 PM

The real point of the campaign is the soon to be released third spot that promotes the idea of the Irrelevant Internet.

Posted by: MD on January 23, 2006 08:13 PM

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