Ok, I almost never look at the sponsored ads and links that appear on each page of my Gmail account, but a set of odd links caught my eye today. I was reading an auto-generated e-mail notifying me that a friend was now following me on Twitter. The Sponsored Links included an ad for "Effective Hematoma Repair" for dogs--promising "Proffessional (sic) results in minutes", an ad for "Hernia Mesh Products" for humans, and one for an "Hysterectomy Recovery Step-by-Step Guide." Is there something about the word "Twitter" that triggered this avalanche of wasted advertising?
Oh, thank heaven, these advertisers are getting good value for their advertising dollars! (Yes, I did click through to trigger payment to Google!) I wasn't going to give them extra value by posting the links here, but the one for hematoma repair for dogs is just too weird not to share!