(Fwd) Tram advert for web site
Wed, 17 Sep 1997 17:03:15 +1000
> >To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >Subject: Tram advert for web site
> >Date: Mon, 15 Sep 1997 11:45:20 +1000
> >I saw a tram the other day with two identical adverts on one side -
> >for a web site. No phone number or anything else, just some
> >graphics, a little text and:
> > www.citysearch.com.au
> >Another milestone in the ubiquity of Internet communications.
> >- Robin
> >| Robin Whittle Consumer advocacy in telecommunications, |
> >| especially privacy. |
Hi Robin/ Linkers:
Advertising of Internet sites is starting to take off here, but is
already big in the US. I was in California earlier in Dec96/Jan97, in
LA, San Diego and San Francisco.
Aside from ubiquitous URL's on TV ads everywhere, web advertising
in LA, Santa Monica Boulevard and other major thoroughfares
were peppered with billboards for MSN, Excite and, especially
interesting, dozens of billboards for web hosting services (not
ISP's, just dedicated hosting services);
in San Francisco, a web advertising highlight was seeing the Goodyear
AltaVista blimp, on its way out to hover over 3Com stadium during a
Other California Internet highlights were:
in San Francisco, going into a very high tech looking Internet cafe,
and finding that they had T1 lines into *every* PC (not joking -
true). Web surfing heaven!;
also in San Francisco, going into the City Library down on Larkin St,
just south of the Tenderloin (beautiful new building, 6 or 7
stories, several million volumes) and finding they had *over 250*
Internet connected free public access Win 95 PC's scattered around
the place, as well as a number of telnet only terminals. And finding
that *all* were in use;
coin operated Internet PC's in lots of cafe's (eg trendy cafe, cnr
2nd & Broadway in Santa Monica, next to the cigar bar) where 20c
bought you 15 minutes of connect time (compare that with local
WebPoint and other local coin-op Internet kiosks, where 20c won't
even get you 5 mins).
All certainly made it very easy to stay in touch while travelling.
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