mlife.com??

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  1. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Lead Actor

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    They keep running ads for this site during the superbowl- but it doesn't seem to exist.

    Anyone know what it is all about? Seems odd to spend a quarter million to promote a site that doesn't exist (or worse is down because you are a moron and your servers can't handle the fucking traffic you create for the site).

    Tried to Tracert and ping the server- but both timeout.

    -Vince
     
  2. Colin Dunn

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    There are billboards for mlife.com all over Austin. I, too, couldn't access the site. The ads make it look like some sort of weight-loss product or program, but I'm not sure what it really is...
     
  3. Mike Frezon

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    Hmmmmm......I've been trying too. With no success. Does seem like an odd gambit. Probably come to find out its some weird joke. But you're right, Vince. It would be an expensive joke.[​IMG]
     
  4. BrianB

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    Not that it means much, but the domain is registered to a Seattle company.
     
  5. Jesse Leonard

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    I looks like all the traffic killed their servers! [​IMG]
    mlife.com resolves by dns to an IP, so it does exist. But the realy underestimated the traffic the ads created.
     
  6. Ike

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    Gabbo! Gabbo! Gabbo!
     
  7. RicP

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    As the CTO for a major Internet retailer, I am laughing my Mother f#^^%ing ass off that these jokers spent $8M for commercials during the Super Bowl and yet didn't ensure that they had the infrastructure to handle it.
    I love these morons...they continue to make myself and my company look smarter every day.
    Their CTO should be fired immediately.
     
  8. RicP

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    I managed to get through...here's a description

    you’re in the library and you desperately need to call someone,

    but you can’t. now you can talk to them without raising your

    voice. heck, without using your voice at all. text messaging.

    it’s a new way of communicating. that’s why all of our new

    wireless phones are text-enabled. what’s more, you can

    send messages to almost anyone, even if they don’t have

    AT&T Wireless. are we friendly, or what?

    pick up your wireless phone right now, please. if you have AT&T

    Wireless, dial #121. now listen. cool, right? AT&T Wireless #121

    service recognizes your voice, so all you have to do is say

    something – “directions” – and it will give it to you. hear news,

    sports, stock quotes, traffic updates, and horoscopes

    So it's a mobile service....interesting.

    On second look...this is just AT&T Wireless reinventing themselves. What a joke. I get all of this through Verizon for less $ and it's most likely more stable.

    Ah well, all this hype for nothing.
     
  9. Peter Kim

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    You're spot on, Ric...they wasted a fucking boatload of money on nothing. Someone's gotta be fired for this blunder. This mess up is so grand and public.

    It's no wonder why so many of these dot coms (who actually knows what the hell this company WAS) go under. They throw money into the wind. Stupid idiots. Don't you need certain qualifications to run companies - apparently not, after Enron and now this.

    They'll probably fire the CTO by giving him an enormous golden parachute and stick the working guy/gal with no pay raise or layoffs.
     
  10. Peter Kim

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    ATT Wireless...tell me why this isn't surprising. This company is just following their own pattern of blunders and bullshit strategy.

    Fire the goddamn ad agency, too. How brainless is it to lock out a good percentage of the audience by forcing people to go their computers to get the rest of the message?
     
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    MLife

    = mobile life

    Commercial done by my sisters company - Ogilvy & Mather

    (she didnt work on campaign)
     
  15. Vince Maskeeper

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    Yeah, the latter commercials have started to feature the AT&T logos... and the tracert I ran before stalled at an AT&T server.

    Seems silly- site still doesn't work... you'd think AT&T would have enough power to keep the site working.

    hmmmm.

    Vince
     
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    I still think it's funny as hell that the site doesn't/didn't come up, even more funny considering it's AT&T (who in my experience has got to be the worlds worst for anything internet related).
    Like Ric I'm the top dog for an internet tech company, and if my company had just spent BIG money on a bunch of ads in the superbowl and my servers weren't able to respond because of traffic over-loads, I wouldn't even bother going to work in the morning, just mail me my stuff.....
    Andrew
     
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