Urban blog advertising

Blog posts on a lamp post

I was walking home tonight when I came across a very different form of lamppost advertising. Someone had posted two of their latest blog posts at a busy street corner in San Francisco. The top post introduces weblogs and the topics they cover, encouraging people to read more weblogs for the latest news about their community and the topics they care about. The bottom post talks about comments by radio host Rush Limbaugh against homosexuals.

Someone came by and added their own Xanga blog URL to the post about Limbaugh, possibly as a way to supplement the existing 88 comments on the site.

Spotted at the southwest corner of 8th Street and Market Street in San Francisco. A pretty clever way to get more readers.

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  1. Kevin Burton on wrote:

    And yet another way is to post it outside of the house of someone who works for a major blogging company so that they can take a picture and post it to their website.

    Too bad Technorati doesn’t support OCR or it would be a GREAT way to spam!

    :)

  2. Dante on wrote:

    Someone came by and added their own Xanga blog URL to the post about Limbaugh, possibly as a way to supplement the existing 88 comments on the site.

    That sounds like a Trackback!

  3. xanzhao on wrote:

    I’m gonna start my own urban version of the “MillionDollarHomePage”.com. I’m gonna auction off space on the front of my house! – just kidding. Though I wouldn’t be surprised if someone did this.

    Speaking of free blog advertising I found this new site called http://freeadspacelive.com. It’s free to post a 88×31 graphic ad and uses AJAX to display the ads. Not sure how they’re making money, but heh it’s free advertising.