The advertisement over my "Add Content" page right now is for PinkCupid.com. I haven't seen this ad before, and as the ad contains a photo of two women sort of lounging together, with apparently no clothes on, I have an interesting story going in my head. They are both very pretty, and that would likely induce desire in both men and women to click on it. Hmmm . . . what will happen when I "Browse Photos Now"? I just might have to.
This by far is the most interesting ad that I've seen thus far on Redroom, and lest you think I'm complaining about the ads, let me explain. I was thrilled to see them, for a couple of reasons.
First, it means that Redroom is thriving. Companies are putting advertising dollars into this ship that needs--for me alone, mind you--to stay afloat. I can't even imagine what such a lovely interface costs, and before now, there were slight and relatively innocuous ads on the site.
Second, the ads are tastefully placed. My yahoo page and email page usually blast me with a woman who goes from 150 years old (wrinkles, bags, sags) to 25 with perfect skin. There's the leg with cellulite, the jiggle of which makes me cringe. These body parts are huge and full of gif format that makes me crazy. And what is the answer to such skin issues? Some kind of cream, one rubs into the troubled spot. My Facebook pages reminds me constantly that I am a "47 year old woman" and need the Oprah diet. Now.
But here? A little banner, small but easy to see.
Third, this is how the world works. Not much comes for free these days, and we've all been blogging here for a while, happily adding our stories and ideas and photos and not paying for it. So the little banner isn't too much to ask.
I'm glad to see Redroom take this step and see that the step was well-placed, accurate, and deft. Can't wait to see what else will happen.
Causes Jessica Inclan Supports
Women for Women International Goodwill Industries Lindsey Wildlife Museum Freecycle.org