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Advertising Antidotes and Anecdotes


photoshop detection software
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Proposed legislation in Europe to label photoshopped images brings the question, how does one tell what is photoshopped?
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/29/technology/software-to-rate-how-drastically-photos-are-retouched.html?_r=2&src=tp&smid=fb-share

Created want
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body_impolitic links to and summarizes here: http://laurietobyedison.com/discuss/?p=8007 a great article in the Smithsonian Magazine, "How Advertisers Convinced Americans They Smell Bad" found here: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/How-Advertisers-Convinced-Americans-They-Smelled-Bad-164779646.html
Great summary and great article about created want.

Fuck advertisers
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Apparently I'm not doing much with this group. So maybe I'll just start collecting any advertising things here.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=388883264472996&set=a.206138056080852.56660.205876559440335&type=1&ref=nf

Fear of aging ad goes down below
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The below post from Melissa McEwan at Shakesville is a brilliant take down of an ad to make us afraid of the color of vulvas.

http://shakespearessister.blogspot.com/2011/05/this-is-real-thing-in-world_26.html

Getting started
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I had some ideas about the first post here being all about my vision for this site. Something to get going in a positive direction. But since I haven't made the time to do that yet - I'm just going to start collecting anti-advertising or in this case challenging advertising items.

Here goes:

Apparently this ad (showing a healthy-weight barbie knock-off) was banned in 2006.

http://www.piercemattie.com/beautydivision/2006/10/the_body_shop_antibarbie_doll.html

I wonder if anything more came of it.
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