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Sponsored Pause Screens For Online Video That Isn’t As Good As They Gave Us The Impression It Would Be

Step 3: profit.
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Every time a video watched online has to pause, because that’s what they do all the time, it can jump to a still keyframe that is in fact an advertisement.
Ian Tindale, Sep 30 2010

effliminal eFFliminal
[theircompetitor, Oct 01 2010]

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       Who's doing the pausing?
ldischler, Sep 30 2010
  

       It does, because that’s what online video always does.
Ian Tindale, Oct 01 2010
  

       Prodigious product placement produces profit.
nineteenthly, Oct 01 2010
  

       If they jumped fast enough, they could get scads of nice twisted subliminal advertising posted. Who knows? You could have seen a half dozen of them while reading this anno. Like, Screen 1: SEX; Screen 2: SMALL FARM ANIMALS; Screen 3: STRAWBERRY JAM; Screen 4: SEX; Screen 5: GERMAN SHEPHERDS; Screen 6: SHADY ACRES PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES, 555-439-2248; Screen 7: BUN [+]
Grogster, Oct 01 2010
  

       Were I to subjunctiveyl advertise in this format, I would worry that my ad would be blamed for the pause, creating it in order to pop up, and right before the good bits.
bungston, Oct 01 2010
  

       Not sure about that. What about "any publicity is good publicity"?
nineteenthly, Oct 01 2010
  

       [bungston] //my ad would be blamed for the pause, creating it in order to pop up, and right before the good bits.// Doesn't seem to have bothered television advertisers; why would it be any more of a problem here?
mouseposture, Oct 02 2010
  

       Ah, this is utterly and completely baked, is it not? Please consider this question to be rhetorical.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 03 2010
  

       What if every time there were a pause (provider's fault), after a very brief blank, a screen pops up that says, "This is our fault. We are cheating you of your service. We will refund part of your contract, if this bothers you enough to call us. 1-800-xxx-xxxx"?
Boomershine, Oct 03 2010
  

       Except real phone numbers don’t start with that sequence of numbers.
Ian Tindale, Oct 03 2010
  

       That's why I chose them. We call them 'dummy numbers.' I didn't want everyone to start calling 1- 'xxx-xxx-xxxx.' (US)
Boomershine, Oct 03 2010
  

       If you dial all of those XXXs do you get some husky woman's voice telling you what she'd like to do to you, at $4.00 per minute?
infidel, Oct 03 2010
  

       [v] Reminds me of the MS BSOD initiative in the '90s.
pashute, Jan 05 2011
  

       baked
Voice, Jan 12 2011
  

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FlyingToaster, Jan 12 2011
  
      
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