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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If football players have their t-shorts imprinted with sponsor logo and racing cars are full of companies logo, why a tecnhology site can't proceed the same way?

You're being sarcastic, right?

Sponsored by the very same companies we report on? Heck, I already get "you're-pro-anti-everything" comments NOW, let alone when we let those companies sponsor OSNews!

Heh, over my dead body.

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Well, I think it's better to see Intel's or Microsoft's logo somewhere on the footer than some "penis enlargement pills" ad.

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