Is that a web 2.0 shadow?
[U]tube.com has taken advantage of the extra traffic, and has created an advertising-dominated search engine box, on the top of their main homepage.
The sponsored links are laid-out to look like videos, some with their own “ratings”.
There’s a couple of search suggestions to get you started, like poker and ringtones. And when you click the UTube logo, you’ll end up on a “what’s hot” listing linking to searches for britney spears, nintendo wii and what-not. Here’s the top search result for poker, along with the unrelated web cam girl and the fake rating (both appear on other ads, too):
I wonder if there’ll be a round III in this battle...
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