Internet, commands or demands. Anyone who has ever surfed the Net has seen most all of these before and probably are as tired of them as I am. Here are some: Save now, sign up now, shop now, register now, enter now, join now, book now, get it now, apply now, buy now, check it out now. Let’s not forget the always with us, learn more, rollover, hurry offer ends soon, and the enter now for a chance to win.
The ones that give me a tickle are the ones for colleges and universities that advertise degrees and want you to click on “learn more.”
If you “click” on some of these they will have your email address, and a big percentage of these will use it to do what was called in WWII and Iraq “saturation bombing.” I call it “saturation advertising.”
I know of one that, if you enter now for a chance to win, you receive no less than five emails a week until the winner is announced on a major television network, but it doesn’t say when. I look at it this way, “shop now and save”. If I wanted it, I would already have it. If I don’t “shop now” I’ll save even more. What they are really saying is “spend your money here.” But then, the Internet is free?