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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Skype is Ruined by Advertisements

Skype is Ruined by Advertisements

Skype is Ruined by Advertisements

Added: Tuesday, June 19th, 2012
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Industries Of Records, Gaming, Software, Movies
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
It seems that the popular P2P calls are no longer free, with the services offered by Skype being plagued by huge display adverts. The company is now bringing in the feature known as “Conversation Ads”, which will pop up within the calling window when you are talking to someone. Perhaps, the Skype marketing department believes that the users will see the ads and start talking about their content to the caller.

Actually, it’s something that advertising people always believe in – that their product is so good that the consumers will want to talk about it. However, in reality the callers will be swearing at the ad.

Skype admitted that the advertisements will be targeted at the consumers based on their location, gender and age. The representatives of the company explained that on a 1:1 audio call, the callers will see material that could spark additional topics of conversation, relevant to the users, as well as “highlight unique and local brand experiences”.

Apparently, people have nothing better to do in a consumption-based capitalism other than discussing the goods randomly flashed on their screens. Meanwhile, Skype marketing department believes that the advertising is a great way for the company to create interactivity between the users’ circle of friends and family and the brands they care about.

The experts suspect that the advertisements won’t be small as well, promising the display ads to be just as big as the picture of someone you are trying to talk to. Another hint the observers have made is that the adverts will pop up during Skype-to-Skype audio calls for Windows users. Nevertheless, only those will be affected who don’t have Skype Credit or subscriptions.

The company claims that there won’t be any degradation of the call quality and that the advertisements will be silent and non-expanding. In addition, the most discontent Skype users will be allowed to opt out of personalized advertisements, though it is a bit tricky to do. If you are one of them, then go to the Privacy menu in Tools and choose Options of Skype for Windows OS. Although you will still get advertisements, those will relate only to your location rather than hit your personal information.

June 19th,2012

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Date:  Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Comments (14) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2012-06-19 22:11:38)
daxander avatarHey Sam.. what do you take us for.. retards Where is the source of this message?
I just really can not believe marketeers in 2012 are dumb enough to think that we love adverts!
I also think that every human knows very well that adverts suck. Even marketeers know that they create crap.
So I really want to see a official link to an official statement. Or I must conclude that you are a spammer of lies and deceptions (marketeer of the devil).

posted by ET junkiemen (2012-06-19 22:16:09)
xxxskfxxx avatardidnt skype get bought out by another company,perhaps they want us to abandon it so there annoying us

posted by (2012-06-19 22:27:52)
No avatarDaxander, it's called verifying what you read on your own. Go to google and type in "skype ads" and near the top (was top for me) is an article from CMSwire

posted by (2012-06-20 01:15:53)
hrg avatardaxander your such a dumb little script kiddie, go twiddle. SaM is most respected poster on Extratorrent so why not do your own research and stop being a noob.

posted by ET junkiemen (2012-06-20 01:37:16)
4GET avatar@post 1 daxander no need for that sort of puck talk try eating healthy and wash your mouth next time. as for topic i think it applies to those who install upgrades via i.e hence micro mouse .thanks

posted by ET lovermen (2012-06-20 02:22:18)
brods73 avatar@daxander it took me 5 seconds, to google "skype conversation adverts" and came up with loads about it, plus offical blog t you call someone else a retard

posted by Supermanimmortal (2012-06-20 02:57:23)
Big_A_Little_A avatarsounds just like the crotch rubbing women wanting to meet me adds we have here!! it's all about the money! not the consumers/users of the product.

as for the comments by daxander,there are a few valid points then but some big BS and posted/worded in a retarded way!!

posted by Blocked (2012-06-20 08:43:45)
No avatarnot just skype users got bombast with ads,
i just read a review from amazon.com about garmin gps navigator with lifetime traffic and map updates. the reviewer said that when driving into very busy and very confusing city roads that critically needed gps guidance and direction on lanes and turns, suddenly the whole screen (4.3" or 5" viewing screen) popped up with a huge "red lobster" ads with broadcasting, it blocked all the important audio/video driving info..."
nowadays, none of us could avoid being bombard by ads day and night.

posted by (2012-06-20 15:45:44)
No avatarHey daxander, you wanted sources right? Here's a few:

Need i put more? It's not hard to do a simple search on google about it. Next time just verify it and then consider your comment.

posted by (2012-06-20 15:46:31)
No avatarbah my links were removed. I'll just message you them.

posted by (2012-06-21 04:18:04)
kingtiger01 avatarDid anyone forget, Microsoft is the owner of Skype... there not exactly the smartest people on the planet(metro anyone)
(Now Skype is part of Microsoft.) - about.skype.com

With that stated, if microsoft knew anything about advertising and marketing, you would be able to remember a commercial without thinking of there parody version...

As far as product development... Lets see... Windows 95, 98 Great!... ME(Shoot me please..), then 2000, XP Great!, Vista(again, hit me with a jackhammer). Windows 7 Perfect... Windows 8, do i even need to begin to say where they messed up with Metro...

Actual product design... Zune anyone? i still have a 30gb 1st gen and a 80gb 2nd Gen. I hate there Zune Software, but the actual hardware got it pretty right and the material in the 2nd gen is quite amazing. Although the HDD leaves something to be desired..


Point being, Everything microsoft gets there hands on, starts off great, and ends up being a disaster when they try to "Improve" upon it...

if its not broke, dont fix it. Improvements dont make things easier... they make them faster, more reliable and cosmetically improved... Features make them easier, and should be there own branch(home vs professional)...

posted by Blocked (2012-06-21 10:20:19)
No avatarskype got Ruined the sec it got sold reason now its a buieness that only there to make money

posted by (2012-06-22 01:57:57)
jibbajabba avatarActually Microsoft is one of the largest, most successful business on the planet so I'm pretty sure they are doing something right. As for Skype, I never use it and won't now that they are adding ads.

posted by (2012-06-22 07:44:05)
mastercontroll avatarless comments about daxandero r whatever and more on the topic ffs. ads suck but i need skype. so i'll just ignore the ads like i ignore trolls

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