Seriously, by this time, wouldn’t you think they could easily filter out this type of thing?
Worse: as a user, I’m not seeing these ads because I’m doing a search for this. I”m getting it as a contextual ad after clicking on a featured news story. Yahoo populates the “search box” with terms from the headlines, then serves up three ads offering discounts on a dead woman’s name. In eBay’s case, they actually don’t appear to want to sell the corpse: it’s Death in general that is marked down. It’s like Eleanor Roosevelt said: small minds discuss people, average minds discuss events, but great minds pay $.04 if someone clicks on their ad about Death.
Yahoo has seemingly used up about 27 of its 9 lives at this point.