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 Brendan on Sat 20th Mar 2010 11:43 UTC
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Ever since I was born my mind has been bombarded by advertising in many different forms. Because of this my mind has adapted to ignore all adverts in any form (unless there's nudity involved - in that case I may pay attention to the nudity, but still ignore whatever message the advert was intended to contain).

Of course there's other ways to advertise. Some morons have spiders that search web pages, forums, etc for email addresses (used for spamming). Wouldn't it be deliciously ironic if most of the "things" that click on adverts are actually bots run by spammers? :-)


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