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Mormon.org sponsors “100+ useful bookmarklets”?

I commented back in June about how a commercial/ad for the Church showed up on CNN while I was letting some videos play. One of the entertainment news videos that came up was about Lindsay Lohan posting a nude picture of herself on Twitter.

Well, here is another weird one. I followed Digg link to a web site that had 100+ Useful Bookmarklets For Better Productivity. I skimmed over the bookmarklets, and got to the bottom, and there was an ad for Mormon.org that invited people to chat.

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Obviously the Church isn’t targeting specific sites. They are going to be using some established online ad provider to place ads according to keywords or phrases. But even then, I’m not sure what made the bookmarklet site trigger a Mormon.org ad.

Church commercial on CNN.com

So, I was watching a few “latest news” videos on the CNN news site, and I just let them play through. At one point, between videos was a commercial for the Church’s video called Finding Happiness. Then, the next thing I knew there was a segment on about how Lindsay Lohan had posted a topless picture of herself on Twitter. Weird timing! Obviously the Church doesn’t pick exactly when their commercial will be shown. I just wondered if that was a good place or a bad place to show a Church commercial? I kind of thought it was funny. Ms. Lohan has had a lot of problems lately. Maybe she should get a copy of the video 🙂