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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RE[2]: Silly..
by Brendan on Sat 20th Mar 2010 13:31 UTC in reply to "RE: Silly.."
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In your dreams. You are always influenced by advertising - whether you like it or not. You can't turn off your brain. The impulses will reach the right place, whether you know it or not.

An interesting theory - can you prove it?

In any test it'd be too easy for me to cheat, so I don't expect you to believe me. Instead, test yourself - you've been to OSnews at least twice (once to post your comment and once to read my reply). There's about 6 adverts on each page, so this means you've "seen" up to 12 adverts. How many of them do you remember?


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