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Not so much a thought experiment as a single neuron misfire.
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Most advertising makes money from getting you to buy a
product. This is inefficient. Ideally, ads would make you
want to pay for the privilege of viewing them.
Here's how: program an animation of a cute bunny, as
as something sad about to happen to the bunny.
The user has 10 seconds
to click the link pay $1 to save
If they don't click, there is an over-the-top animation of
bunny guts, and the bunny looks sad, and somewhat
The user then has the option to click the link to pay $5
resurrect the bunny.
If the user pays, they are shown an animation of the
looking even cuter, and free from peril, in a happy place.
This persists when they later return to view the website
The website re-sets every three days.
Social features allow users to encourage others to pay,
keep track of who has "saved the most rabbits" in the
last day/week/month, talk about their feelings toward
the rabbits, and receive life-affirming messages that
they are doing the right thing by donating and in all
other areas of their life.
[normzone, Jan 17 2014]
Nobody move or the sherriff gets it..
[not_morrison_rm, Jan 17 2014]
Die Hard, but with cats
[not_morrison_rm, Jan 19 2014]
Dead Rabbits Gang
[JesusHChrist, Jan 20 2014]
||But they're a vital component of Rabbit Pie, which is delicious.
||'WHERE'S MY HOSSENPFEFFER?!?"
||Are the rabbits virtually killed cleanly, or virtually
tortured to virtual death? I'm all for the virtual emotional
gullible humans, but I can't bun virtual torture of animals.
||And rabbit pie _is_ delicious, with a nice thick cream broth
and peas and asparaguses...mmm...
||As tragic as this statement is, I suspect the idea would make a lot of money if designed as an app (or whatever they're called) built into Facebook. I can imagine Facebook groups centered around preventing cruelty to the e-bunnies.
||Now bun this idea, or [sninctown] really builds the app.
||I remember a story about a street musician who used to
play just the mouthpiece of a sax long and loud and then
ask for money not to play it again.
||Pay $5 to resurrect the bunny and watch it die horribly a different way. For some audiences you could be raking it in.
||No, actually, we wouldn't want this, but would pay for a real steamroller and a real bunny ... or even better, kittens, MUHWHAHAHAHA !
||Isn't this just an expensive online Tamagotchi though ? And they are WKTE ...
||Oh, and what [hippo] said.
||Cute virtual Rabbis in peril...might as well do the religious market as well..
||... Cute virginal Rabbis in peril ... ?
||Ok, I couldn't think of a good reply.
||Aha, cute virtual Virgilian Virginian virgin rabbis in peri peri sauce peril...
||"Look, let me go back in there and face the peril."
||Besides the Dead Rabbits Gang (link) that this
reminds me of, I also remember a childhood friend
telling me that, when you were sitting around a
camp fire and the smoke was blowing in your face,
that all you had to say was, "Dead Rabbits" and the
smoke would go away from you, and it would
work, pretty amazingly consistently, as long as you
didn't do it too many times in a row. Thinking
back on that I guess the "dead" and the "rabbits"
together does something to your energy field that
guides smoke away from you. 19th century reality