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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Online economics and consumer attitudes
by Licaon_Kter on Fri 19th Mar 2010 23:48 UTC
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2010-03-19

my 2 points shared by others too:
1. Online economics and consumer attitudes: http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/The-economics-of-online-new... ( just peruse it and look at the pie charts )
2. "Those who use Adblock are mostly power users. And they know how to use social media tools, have many friends on facebook and twitter, digg and the other sites. They are the ones who popularize and forward the content, they are evangelists, they are "the early adopters". These are some of the essential functions they fulfill and the reasons for which are extremely valuable for any online business that "lives" from advertisements." translated from here: http://alexblogu.com/2009/11/servicii-gratis-și-adblock/

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