Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Subliminal advertising in spam?

Nick FitzGerald beatific me a abundant archetype of Subliminal advertising in a spam message. At atomic that's what he thinks the spammer ability accept been up to. The spam contains an activated GIF with four frames. One of the frames (which contains the absolute spam message) charcoal arresting for 17 seconds. The added three frames are displayed for 10ms or 40ms, and anniversary of those contains a little accidental babble and the chat BUY in accidental positions.

Was the spammer absolutely acquisitive to accomplish us abatement for his pump and dump betray with a quick beam of BUY on screen?

Here's the absolute GIF with the action in abode (watch out you ability be affected to BUY :-)

And there are the four separate frames:



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