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repeated opinions

2007-05-22 20:52:22.490576+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

People Often Think An Opinion Heard Repeatedly From The Same Person Is Actually A Popular Opinion (via Medley). Hmmm...

The first thing this brings to mind is that in some space recently I was whining about Cingular's declining coverage and amazing number of dropouts, and one of the conversant says "huh, they say that Cingular's supposed to have the fewest number of dropped calls..." which, of course, is the advertising tag line. However, repeated often enough, it had gone from advertising slogan to communal knowledge.

Despite the number of Cingular subscribers in the group who were going "oh, yeah, it's hideous".

[ related topics: Psychology, Psychiatry and Personality Consumerism and advertising ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2007-05-26 10:12:47.840271+00 by: warkitty

I've had good luck with Cingular, but with AT&T's recent buyout of it and subsequent asset review and tower location turndowns where they felt there was too much overlap, I'm finding more dead zones.

#Comment Re: repeated comments made: 2007-05-26 22:52:11.529225+00 by: andylyke

And this is where the yellow cake in Niger thing came together. MI5 and CIA read the same bullshit forgery, and each used the other's report as substantiation by multiple sources.