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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000739.txt from 2001/07

From: stewart kiritz <kiritz@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] Strange links in web pages
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2001 10:46:00 -0400

To Jim Hobby,

There is a long article in today's San Francisco Chronicle about "toptext,"
which is the advertising program I think you unknowlingly downloaded to your
computer. It's the latest rage in intrusive and annoying advertising. It
comes bundled with kaZaa, in case you installed same. You can remove it by
going to add-remove programs if you use windows.

Stewart Kiritz

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Hobby" <jhobby@-----.net>
Subject: [kl] Strange links in web pages

> I've recently noticed that no matter where I go on the web, I find words
> underlined with hypertext links to places or subjects that have nothing to
> do with the subject -- or I should say, nothing relevant. Examples:
>
> A few days ago, I was searching the 7 wonders of the ancient world.
> (Nothing academic; a point of curiosity.) There were links in some of
those
> web pages to places selling everything from scholarly research material to
> tourist-trap type models.
>
> Today I clicked on the link from the klarinet digest to the web for
Clarinet
> Composer. In that, everywhere the words "classical music" appeared, they
> were underlined and were a link to BMG Music Club. Even in the track
> listing "Mendelssohn" had the same link.
>
> Are others getting this? Is this just another form of the anoying pop-up
> advertising?
>
> Jim Hobby
>
>
>
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