Giorgio shared his insightful blog post The Aha! Moment – The Cognitive Neuroscience of Insight and on it was a video I clicked,
that might be
With the video out of question I clicked this ad.
Only when compiling this story did I see the ad hyperlink pointed to a generic page http://ecopressed.com/ It should have warned me.
Expecting to read about the water recycling shower, what greeted me instead was this generic page.
Garnished with a pop-up survey, which I followed, because my topic was not there. I was hoping to learn something about the strange marketing approach or letting them know about misleading visitors like this.
What followed was a survey I felt I had seen before, except for the part asking about the association to the term "ecomagination" (I did not associate it with any of the brands offered) and my opinion about GE General Electric. I ticked they were pretty global, but gave them worst of the other marks, because it was their nuclear reactor design that spewed the contamination that worries people in Japan and the traces of which I can still measure in the dirt around the place my family, friends, neighbors, colleagues and millions others live.
I did not realize I had landed on a GE site when I wrote my final reply. Only when I started collecting screen shots for this post did I realize this was a GE ad and survey I had clicked on, and it was not about making it easy for me to learn about a prize-winning recycling water shower design.
Here is what I wrote and sent with satisfaction:
Strange to be asked this survey at my very first visit to EcoPressed. Participated out of curiosity and found it a generic survey I had already filled out elsewhere. Probably part of small money making scheme. You wasted my time. Not any more interested in this site. Will not visit again. Farewell.
As a summary of the first chance for a first impression to me as a new visitor I had an insight, an Aha! moment, summed up in one final word there, but deleted it before pressing "continue" to send it via http://app.crowdscience.com/survey/