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    On the Diamond Jubilee they keep using the word iPad. I find this shocking, the people usually have to wear unbranded clothing where possible to remain professional and to stop advertising, but on this programme they keep advertising for it and praising it. When the actor read put Wordsworth's poem he said "I have it on my handy iPad" suggesting how they're practical to use, they could have said I have it on a tablet PC. Then the painter said "I'm being stylish and using an iPad" (along those lines), why is this ok? Blatently praising up a piece of technology by brand saying how it's practical and stylish to millions of people! Why is it OK to indirectly advertise technology but other things like Coca Cola or Armani Suits etc...
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    I think every single news channel indirectly advertises things, just look at Twitter and Facebook.
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    (Original post by patrickinator)
    I think every single news channel indirectly advertises things, just look at Twitter and Facebook.
    That's another annoying thing. By using social networking and websites for advertising it gives growing websites difficulty to prosper - like Google+, how often do you hear BBC News say follow us on there? Adding to strengh of websites like Facebook making any other platform difficult to use because of unpopularness. If Huw Edwards presented the news with a can of coke and a shirt with a huge Ralph Lauren logo everyone would complain.
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    (Original post by multiplexing-gamer)
    That's another annoying thing. By using social networking and websites for advertising it gives growing websites difficulty to prosper - like Google+, how often do you hear BBC News say follow us on there? Adding to strengh of websites like Facebook making any other platform difficult to use because of unpopularness. If Huw Edwards presented the news with a can of coke and a shirt with a huge Ralph Lauren logo everyone would complain.
    Well mate, what can you do?
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    (Original post by multiplexing-gamer)
    On the Diamond Jubilee they keep using the word iPad. I find this shocking, the people usually have to wear unbranded clothing where possible to remain professional and to stop advertising, but on this programme they keep advertising for it and praising it. When the actor read put Wordsworth's poem he said "I have it on my handy iPad" suggesting how they're practical to use, they could have said I have it on a tablet PC. Then the painter said "I'm being stylish and using an iPad" (along those lines), why is this ok? Blatently praising up a piece of technology by brand saying how it's practical and stylish to millions of people! Why is it OK to indirectly advertise technology but other things like Coca Cola or Armani Suits etc...
    Do you really care?


    This was posted from The Student Room's iPhone/iPad App
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    Well the BBC is paid to advertise products, but I'm so sick of seeing Apple products everywhere.
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    Theres a reason they dont advertise google + noone uses it haha
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    (Original post by Snagprophet)
    Well the BBC is paid to advertise products, but I'm so sick of seeing Apple products everywhere.
    Are you sure? I thought it was illegal for the BBC to be paid to advertise anything? Hence why they have no commercials, product placements etc..
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    (Original post by multiplexing-gamer)
    On the Diamond Jubilee they keep using the word iPad. I find this shocking, the people usually have to wear unbranded clothing where possible to remain professional and to stop advertising, but on this programme they keep advertising for it and praising it. When the actor read put Wordsworth's poem he said "I have it on my handy iPad" suggesting how they're practical to use, they could have said I have it on a tablet PC. Then the painter said "I'm being stylish and using an iPad" (along those lines), why is this ok? Blatently praising up a piece of technology by brand saying how it's practical and stylish to millions of people! Why is it OK to indirectly advertise technology but other things like Coca Cola or Armani Suits etc...
    Actually, designer clothing labels have been referenced in programmes before (Sherlock being a notable example). I have also often seen people blatantly drinking Coke and so on in programmes.

    Basically, because they don't advertise at all, they don't seem to be so tetchy about the inadvertent advertising of various products. Channels like Channel 4 have to make such an effort to block things out on programmes because they're making people pay for advertising. Letting a company have it for free would be problematic.
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    (Original post by Snagprophet)
    Well the BBC is paid to advertise products, but I'm so sick of seeing Apple products everywhere.
    wut?
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    Another thing is that for many people the word iPad is synonymous with the term tablet pc.
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    (Original post by jamesvancollier)
    Do you really care?


    This was posted from The Student Room's iPhone/iPad App
    ^^^^
    :rofl:
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    (Original post by NR09)
    Another thing is that for many people the word iPad is synonymous with the term tablet pc.
    People (well, mainly those who enjoy a moan about the media anyway) expect journalists to analyse every single word before they say it. If they let slip something like the word "iPad" instead of "tablet computer" then the most likely explanation is it's a covert advertisement.

    To those with a bit of common sense, iPad is synonymous to Tablet PC just like iPod is synonymous to MP3 player, and it's hardly surprising that when people are making up their speech on the spot they occasionally use the colloquial terms that everyone else uses in their day-to-day speech.
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    If you feel so strongly about it, OP.

    https://ssl.bbc.co.uk/complaints/forms/?reset=#anchor
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    Last night when the woman won the voice, you had lord sugar on twitter asking people to vote for her, 2 mill people, he works for the bbc, you also had peter jones with hundreds of thousands endorsing her, even after the show, so he clearly wasn't watching it.

    CONSPIRACY.
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    (Original post by HeyyImRyan)
    Are you sure? I thought it was illegal for the BBC to be paid to advertise anything? Hence why they have no commercials, product placements etc..
    The latter is unbanned, which is probably why every journalist and tv character is suddenly an applefag.
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    (Original post by callum9999)
    People (well, mainly those who enjoy a moan about the media anyway) expect journalists to analyse every single word before they say it. If they let slip something like the word "iPad" instead of "tablet computer" then the most likely explanation is it's a covert advertisement.

    To those with a bit of common sense, iPad is synonymous to Tablet PC just like iPod is synonymous to MP3 player, and it's hardly surprising that when people are making up their speech on the spot they occasionally use the colloquial terms that everyone else uses in their day-to-day speech.
    Have you ever stopped to think about why iPad is synonymous with tablet to the technology-illiterate public? I'm willing to pin the blame, at least partially, on the BBC.

    To those of us who read the BBC technology section, this is far from a rare occurrence. Rory Cellan-Jones and the rest of the tech team (aside from the Click! presenters, but nobody watches that anyway because they actually know some basics about technology) shamelessly show off iOS devices at every single turn. Android is only ever mentioned in reference or comparison to iOS. From listening to BBC reporters you'd think that only Apple made mobile products despite the fact that over half of the smartphones in the world are Android and Windows Phone and Blackberry actually exist.

    And, call me paranoid, but the Apple bias is also evident in the lack of attention paid to the BBC services on Android. The so-called iPlayer "app" is pathetic, it's just a link to the website inside your Android browser.

    The BBC clearly has a strong internal bias towards using iOS, and it shines through at every stage in the use and reporting of technology by the corporation.

    For the record I have no problem with Apple, iOS or the devices that use it, just that the BBC is apparently absolutely ****ing infatuated with the logo on the back of Apple products.
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    (Original post by multiplexing-gamer)
    That's another annoying thing. By using social networking and websites for advertising it gives growing websites difficulty to prosper - like Google+, how often do you hear BBC News say follow us on there? Adding to strengh of websites like Facebook making any other platform difficult to use because of unpopularness. If Huw Edwards presented the news with a can of coke and a shirt with a huge Ralph Lauren logo everyone would complain.
    Your argument about facebook/twitter is completely retarded. You don't say we're on Google+ BECAUSE NO ONE ELSE IS USING GOOGLE PLUS. Its like saying, send us a letter, we're based in the Antarctic and only accept stork mail. Fb/Twitter's whole business strategy is to propagate their name everywhere and anywhere and in return customers like the BBC can attract the greatest number of users to their pages/accounts.

    As for the iPad, it is synonymous with just tablets, just like the iPhone is for smart phones. How it got there is just Apple's genius marketing team.
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    (Original post by Snagprophet)
    The latter is unbanned, which is probably why every journalist and tv character is suddenly an applefag.
    Also why all news reporters wear North Face jackets :rolleyes:
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    But the Bbc aren't allowed to do product placements, according to Ofcom...

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