Media bias: Computer Reviews and Site Advertising

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

  1. DHagan4755 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2002
    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.


    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


    Nov 5, 2002
    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


    Jul 4, 2001
    1 Block away from NYC.
    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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