AIM Users See Political Video Ads

“An AOL spokesperson told BetaNews that the ads were spread across the political spectrum and represent both Democrats, Republicans and their aligned interest groups. “The Internet is obviously merging as a platform that politicians are using more effectively and more actively than they have in the past,” said the spokesperson.

As first reported by BetaNews, AOL has debuted new 30-second live action video advertising units called AIM Buddy List Super Video. AOL has integrated controls that enable users to silence videos in an attempt to strike a balance between revenue generating promotions and the quality of the AIM user experience.”

This is very sad to see, and a major reason why you should never give your information to organizations, even if you think it will be for a good reason.

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