I awoke to this email (only the pertinent section is posted)

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Special Offer for previous Homescan Members:Join the Nielsen//NetRatings Internet Panel and Earn Cash!

Who doesn’t like to surf the web? What if you could earn up to $20.00 every year for doing it?

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I love the question – “Who doesn’t like to surf the web?  What if you could earn up to $20.00 every year for doing it?”  Geez, I guess it would be worth installing your software or reporting my clicks manually, maybe even filling out a log…  haha seriously?  Do they actually believe that someone who can afford a computer and internet access would be moved to do something for A YEAR and get only $20.00 ??  Really?

You tell me?  Is a “guaranteed” check every three months for $5 worth doing ANYTHING?  Who heads their recruitment department – Joe, the bum under the bridge?  The bigger question is – isn’t there going to be some sort of crazy built-in homeless dude bias to the ratings?

Good luck all the same to the folks at Nielson. haha