I just spotted a Blackberry ad on a SE site that I was not logged in on. I clicked through the link and it went through to a proposal on Area 51 which currently only has 2 example questions and is waiting on 55 followers. The ad itself exclaimed Blackberry is (almost) here! (Sorry no screenshot).
The ad looked quite flashy (custom image, maybe some thought was put into the caption), so although I've never owned a Blackberry I clicked through out of curiosity.
I'm normally logged in most of the time, except when I'm going over some Hot Questions. So I'm intrigued to find out, do all sites in definition get this sort of exposure?
If so, wouldn't this 'air time' be better placed promoting some of our languishing beta sites or is this a matter of scale and due to the large number of visitors we can afford to spend this valuable space promoting newly defined sites?
My understanding was that sites were not promoted until they reached 50% commitment, has this now changed?