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]: Comment by Kroc
by kragil on Sat 20th Mar 2010 02:27 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
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I don't really get your business idea. It sounds a lot like Digg ads to me.

What is the difference?

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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by David on Sat 20th Mar 2010 03:42 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
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Isn't Digg ads only on Digg? This would be a platform that any advertiser on any ad network could use, and the advertisers wouldn't have to buy into participating. It would happen without their consent. That's the big difference.

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RE[4]: Comment by Kroc
by kragil on Sun 21st Mar 2010 21:57 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Kroc"
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You are right .. OK.
So Kroc has "Video For Everybody", you want "Digg Ads For Everybody" and now I wonder what Thom will come up with .. "Chromed Fiona Gilmore Ponies For Everybody" ??

BTW: I just clicked on my first ad in a very long time (when I checked Digg with ads), it was an ad for girls for a web app to find out which kind of birth control is the right one for them .. yeah I know .. but I am curious that way.
I was kinda happy to see an ad for girls, means that they didn't track me very well .. hmm .. or that I am really strange X)

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