August 18th, 2007


LJ = Pepsi's new advertising playgroun  LJ, you've really stooped to a new low this time.  Maybe they're trying to set a new record for how many times in a year they can stir up their users.  Aside from the previous TWO strikethrough incidents (which, the second one I might add, is still causing a ruckus) already this year, LJ's now Pepsi's newest corporate puppet.  Three new journal styles/themes based on Diet Pepsi Max?  AND a mood theme?  What is this?  The newest Pepsi Wonderland?  Not only that, check out these two puppet journals by either Pepsi reps trying to fool users and advertise their product OR two life forms lower than amoebas voluntarily acting as corporate advertising:

At least if it's the first they're getting paid, but if it's the second, oh boy, these two really need to get a life and maybe start with developing a few brain cells to differentiate themselves from amoebas.  Although if it IS the first, Pepsi really needs to start re-thinking their advertising strategies.  The first dude's some macho, racist pig trying to sound all gangsta and hip, and the second sounds like some ditsy Barbie-doll blonde (sorry to any blondes on my f-list) with her "Omg, why doesn't anyone want to be friends with me?  Oh but we should all just be happy happy happy people drinking Diet Pepsi Max~!!" -____-

I'll post some of their entries here, you be the judge.
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So there you have it folks, I really don't know what LJ's planning, I mean what kind of reaction were they predicting from their users?  "Ooh corporate advertising disguised as sponsors!! YAY!!!!"  Give us SOME credit LJ, SOME of your users have brains and CAN use them, unlike your decision-making staff these days it seems.