Thursday, November 11, 2004

if you want a job that can land you in hell

While looking at job postings online, I found one from "Claria Corporation." You may not have heard of it, but I'm sure you've heard of the old one --

It's pretty interesting to see how they describe themselves...

Founded originally as in 1998; the company is now one of the Web's most powerful advertising and direct marketing companies in the world. According to Media Metrix, Claria Corporation Web sites are in the Top Ten most visited properties on the web. Our unparalleled technology allows us to display targeted, relevant ads to our tens of millions of users while they are surfing the Web, via the GAIN Network, the world's largest behavioral marketing network. The GAIN Network serves over 43 million consumers and has worked with more than 1000 advertisers to date.
Apparently they claim to be one of the top 10 visited sites on the web. I can see why. If you install enough spyware, you can get people to go wherever you want.

It's also pretty insane how they say they "serve" over 43 million consumers. It almost seems like they think they're helping us out. Thanks, guys, but I could really "serve" me better if you didn't bombard me with popup ads on virtually every site.

So all in all, if you want to go to hell, you should apply for this job.

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