"I, for one, welcome our new alien overlords"
July 19, 2005 7:48 PM   Subscribe

"I, for one, welcome our new alien overlords" - in what looks like a thinly-veiled attempt at viral marketing, a company claims to be giving bloggers the opportunity to send a piece of their lives into space to potentially connect with extraterrestrials. Let's just hope that future generations will not have to endure this kind of thing, next time a blogger decides to quit ranting on about themselves.
posted by UbuRoivas (9 comments total)

 
Let them leave their welcome basket at the doorstep, but don't wake me up!! I've been polishing the 12 guage!
posted by Balisong at 8:14 PM on July 19, 2005


UbuRoivas posted "in what looks like a thinly-veiled attempt at viral marketing"

And then you thinly post it to MeFi's Front Page in order to better unveil their thinly veiled plan? Have you considered that you may have became infected by their thinly veiled viral marketing plan and is now trying to infect us all with the same virus?
posted by nkyad at 8:26 PM on July 19, 2005


Of course, Craigslist is already doing this.
posted by theonetruebix at 8:39 PM on July 19, 2005


nkyad: i am a bit of a fan of self-referential irony. i also see no overriding reason for taking a knee-jerk reaction against viral marketing.

apart from that, i thought some mileage might result from mefites speculating on what aliens might think of various blogs, or what they might do in response. not that i would wish to pre-empt the discussion, though.
posted by UbuRoivas at 8:47 PM on July 19, 2005


i also see no overriding reason for taking a knee-jerk reaction against viral marketing.

But, don't you see, man...

*sucks in*

...you're spreading the meme, man. The meme!

*holds it in*

It's all around us, man.

*blows it out*



...

Jesus, I miss college.
posted by thanotopsis at 10:18 PM on July 19, 2005


Oh it was a fun little thing to fill out, tho I found out by someone emailing me the link instead of by here. (shrugs) And hey, if it potentially gets me more hits, why not! :)
posted by ang6666 at 10:33 PM on July 19, 2005


thanatopsis, don't bogart that meme, man! pass it around!
posted by UbuRoivas at 11:00 PM on July 19, 2005


a company claims to be giving bloggers the opportunity to send a piece of their lives into space to potentially connect with extraterrestrials

I guess the mentality being, "Let's bore them to death before they attack."
posted by wakko at 11:00 PM on July 19, 2005


.. or give them just cause to destroy us
posted by tsarfan at 11:49 PM on July 19, 2005


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