Media bias: Computer Reviews and Site Advertising

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by DHagan4755, Mar 10, 2003.

  1. DHagan4755 macrumors 6502a

    DHagan4755

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    Massachusetts
    #1
    I was just over at C|Net and ZDNet, and I noticed something that irritated me. They are reviewing products, but off to the side is an add for the company who makes the product they're reviewing.

    Example:
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    That just sheds doubt onto their credibility, in my opinion. Might they favor a product to save face and retain advertisers?

    What do you think?
     
  2. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

    Kwyjibo

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    #2
    running a site is not free and big sites like cnet and zdnet have differnt departments to review and run advertisements. I think they may be a little influnced but if you think for a second if dell gives them a deal on laptops then maybe they see a few of the problems with them and other better laptops might get better reviews.
     
  3. MrMacMan macrumors 604

    MrMacMan

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    1 Block away from NYC.
    #3
    Ha, look at this site.

    'Your PC is not optimized' uh first it is a mac and then when you click...
    'You are running Internet Explorer' wait no I am not you totally guess wrong 'version 64' wait... so it used IE as the name but not version number what dump @ss's.

    Then they show an IMAGE file relating to your comps speed'
    'This is you' Image is slowed
    'This could be you ' image is speed up.

    Wow thank you image file for telling me the speed of my comp. :eek: :rolleyes:
     

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