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September 11, 2001 5:20 PM   Subscribe

X10 redirects site traffic to blood donation info. I understand all of their popups have been changed as well. (Figures I can't find one, now that I actually want to see it.)
posted by danwalker (22 comments total)

 
i guess they aren't total tools, are they?
posted by jcterminal at 5:29 PM on September 11, 2001


You can see the page here.
posted by mrbula at 5:31 PM on September 11, 2001


::applauds x10::
posted by Mossy at 5:38 PM on September 11, 2001


This is how the pop-up looked
posted by mkn at 5:40 PM on September 11, 2001


Who would have suspected them of having some class.
posted by darukaru at 5:41 PM on September 11, 2001


This is the single best (also well-meaning) P.R. event that it has ever been my pleasure to witness.
posted by j.edwards at 5:42 PM on September 11, 2001


OK, I have to admit, I like x10 a whole lot more than I used to. I think I'll even forgive them.
posted by aramaic at 5:43 PM on September 11, 2001


Bravo. Reassuring the commercial hell ends at some point. Bravo.
posted by ParisParamus at 5:49 PM on September 11, 2001


My applauding them is almost as scary as my not hating
dubya today.
posted by jessicao at 5:55 PM on September 11, 2001


As Andre mentioned, if they really wanted to suspend their service "out of sympathy to the victims and families of this National tragedy," they could have just used window.close.
posted by waxpancake at 5:57 PM on September 11, 2001


Exactly what "service" has X10 suspended? I didn't realize they were providing me a service.
posted by perplexed at 5:59 PM on September 11, 2001


And once again, it is demonstrated that people will find something to bitch about.

Take it at face value, and move along already.
posted by Su at 6:07 PM on September 11, 2001


Sorry Su.

A fair percentage of advertising all over the net has given way to kind messages of support and hope and timely exhortations to donate blood. Why are X10 being singled out, particularly when they have already been mentioned at least once in other threads?

And particularly when they provide such horrible "incentives" to watch women when they are not aware they are being watched, which is surely the sub-text of their advertising.
posted by lucien at 6:21 PM on September 11, 2001


I noticed all the home-shopping channels had either put up sympathy placards or started running network newsfeeds. That was nice.
posted by idiolect at 6:30 PM on September 11, 2001


X10 aren't being singled out. They're just who Dan decided to comment on. Start your own thread on someone else, if you like. And I realize that sounds like a snipe, but it's not; just stating simply.
posted by Su at 6:35 PM on September 11, 2001


Out of curiosity, my friend and I started surfing channels earlier today. Everyone was on newsfeeds, even ESPN. Then, something struck us, and we switched to MTV. Guess what was on? R. Kelly's video for "Feelin' On Yo Booty", with R. Kelly pointing at some girl's ass.
posted by swank6 at 6:38 PM on September 11, 2001


Swank: MTV switched to CBS news coverage somewhere around 2PM EST.

I thought the same thing you did, but after a couple of videos, they did change over. Don't know why it took so long, though.
posted by Su at 6:41 PM on September 11, 2001


mtv suspended operations because carson daly was choking on plaster.

nothing more.

hmm... what DOES times square look like right now? i hope it's a med center now.
posted by jcterminal at 6:44 PM on September 11, 2001


Amazon has taken similar actions.
posted by noisemartyr at 6:54 PM on September 11, 2001


MTV/VH1 went off-air today and showed CBS coverage. ESPN had the ABC feed. I think that said a bit about the enormity of this.
posted by owillis at 6:57 PM on September 11, 2001


Su, I attempted to email this to you, but you don't provide an email.

Start your own thread on someone else, if you like.

No, I just wanted to comment on this one.

X10 aren't being singled out.

Well, they have been commented on at least twice within established threads. It just seemed a bit excessive to me given that they haven't done anything that other advertisers and web providers aren't doing, and in the normal course of events, X10 advertising conveys a particularly nasty message.

I realize that sounds like a snipe

Not at all, honestly. That thought didn't occur to me.
posted by lucien at 7:32 PM on September 11, 2001


MTV/VH1 went off-air today and showed CBS coverage. ESPN had the ABC feed. I think that said a bit about the enormity of this.

i really wouldn't expect to see TRL for a while, considering...
posted by lotsofno at 7:47 PM on September 11, 2001


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