Linked by David Adams on Fri 19th Mar 2010 21:07 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Online advertising has been a hot topic for the past week or so, with Ars Technica trying out an interesting, somewhat desperate experiment wherein they blocked access to their content for people using Adblock. Of course, if this were to become some kind of movement among publishers, it would probably just spark a technological cat-and-mouse game that would surely be reminiscent of DRM cracking or iPhone jailbreaking. But in their post-mortem, Ars states that it was a worthwhile awareness campaign, and I hope that's true. But I thought it would be a good idea to try to bring the collective OSNews brainpower together and crowdsource the idea of how to raise money for a web site in an age where advertising is increasingly un-viable.
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by Kroc on Sat 20th Mar 2010 11:36 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Random replies"
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The problem, is that with ad impressions across multiple sites, they can follow you ever so closely. In the real world, it would be akin to allowing advertisers to use CCTV to check the where and when everybody goes so that they could be targeted with ads.

You're free of course to not be bothered by that, most people are not bothered about what advertisers do, or what information they give out. I just choose to utilise the ability I have to render and interpret the content that gets delivered to my computer how I please, _for a pleasant viewing experience_.

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