FAIL!!! Bad YouTube Spam Messages

I look at annoying YouTube spam messages promising 2k subs and the the spammers who sent them. Feel free to vent in the comments below! According to Wikipedia “Spam is the use of electronic messaging systems (including most broadcast media, digital delivery systems) to send unsolicited bulk messages indiscriminately. While the most widely recognized form of spam is e-mail spam, the term is applied to similar abuses in other media: instant messaging spam, Usenet newsgroup spam, Web search engine spam, spam in blogs, wiki spam, online classified ads spam, mobile phone messaging spam, Internet forum spam, junk fax transmissions, social networking spam, television advertising and file sharing network spam. Spamming remains economically viable because advertisers have no operating costs beyond the management of their mailing lists, and it is difficult to hold senders accountable for their mass mailings. Because the barrier to entry is so low, spammers are numerous, and the volume of unsolicited mail has become very high. The costs, such as lost productivity and fraud, are borne by the public and by Internet service providers, which have been forced to add extra capacity to cope with the deluge. Spamming has been the subject of legislation in many jurisdictions. People who create electronic spam are called spammers.” Tags: fail youtube spam yt messages message how to get more subscribers mail privacy bug virus spammer anti-spam, classesUSA and PHXSUNS Advertising #FAIL, classesUSA and PHXSUNS Advertising #FAIL
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I decided to check the local news and what am I presented with?

— Hard-hitting journalism? No.
— A boat-load of content? No.
— Reactions of local folks to news? No.
— A functioning news website? No.

I hope Gannett Co. (owner of the Arizona Republic) goes bankrupt during the new-age media meltdown. Tactics like this not only break the user experience; it hurts the trust of visitors. Thanks for pushing down content of the page by 550 pixels. And the pop-up, too. That was a nice touch.

I hope the money’s worth it.

ClassesUSA: You are the epitome of display advertising. A traffic ticket has NOTHING to do with going to school. Can you at least TRY to make the creative match the copy?