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DIY Badvertising

Attack Ad Generator

— November 1, 2008 — Social Good
We've seen plenty of attack ads this election season, but none of them are quite like the do-it-yourself variety found at the Attack Ad Generator. This simple site lets you drag and drop words to create your own political attack ad against Barack Obama or John McCain in a digital version of refrigerator magnet poetry.

You'll select a background image over which your attack ad text will appear, as well as select a candidate to approve your ad. Your pick of politicians is between Stephen Colbert, Ron Paul, John McCain, and Barack Obama. Your finished attack ad can be embedded into your blog like a YouTube video.

According to Mashable, the Attack Ad Generator was created by Mike Demers, who is a software developer for YouSaidIt. Check out one of the hottest attack ads above.
Trend Themes
1. User-generated Attack Ads - The rise of user-generated attack ads allows individuals to have a direct role in shaping political discourse and messaging.
2. Digital DIY Content Creation - The Attack Ad Generator exemplifies the trend of individuals creating their own digital content, empowering them to express their opinions in a creative and easily shareable way.
3. Interactive Political Expression - Interactive platforms like the Attack Ad Generator provide a new avenue for individuals to engage with and participate in the political landscape.
Industry Implications
1. Political Advertising - The Attack Ad Generator disrupts the traditional model of political advertising, allowing for more diverse and targeted messaging.
2. Software Development - Creating user-friendly platforms like the Attack Ad Generator opens up opportunities for software developers to create innovative and engaging content creation tools.
3. Content Sharing and Social Media - The popularity of the Attack Ad Generator indicates a growing demand for interactive and shareable political content, presenting opportunities for social media platforms and content sharing websites.
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