Take a look at this:
Isn't it amazing how that advertisement appeared on that specific poll? I bet the staff in the HQ were sitting around a table, looking for a place to put this ad, when they came upon my column. "EUREKA!" one (wo)man shouted, "I HAVE FOUND THE PERFECT PLACE!!!"
Obviously, this can't possibly be true (or is it?), but it does bring a question to mind. I have always had a feeling, based on past experiences, that staffers occasionally pull something like this to be funny or clever. In my mind I know that it's a computer doing the work, but I always wonder about the "behind the scenes" of this site.
I would love to see some videos of them saying hi, showing us what they do and how they make us their minions. The situation reminds me of a Simpsons episode, when one of the characters thought he was talking to god, though it was only Homer Simpson via a speaker hidden in a bible. I've never seen nor heard from the 'vine staff, which makes me curious: why don't they play a more active role around here?
For instance, it would make me feel closer to them. I hate contacting the staff because I never believe that my messages are read. I have a list of complaints and ideas that would be beneficial, yet I hesitate to send them because I don't think that they will be taken into consideration. Actually, I wish they'd post an article asking for our insight, because we do have it and we can be sure that it will be read.
So that basically wraps up my thoughts about the Newsvine staff. I'll keep watching out for more fantastic advertisements.