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]: A technology race
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 21st Mar 2010 23:46 UTC in reply to "RE: A technology race"
Thom_Holwerda
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And making the storing of cookies manual (i.e., have the browser ask you) is not an option?

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RE[3]: A technology race
by darknexus on Sun 21st Mar 2010 23:53 in reply to "RE[2]: A technology race"
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And making the storing of cookies manual (i.e., have the browser ask you) is not an option?

Not if I actually want to read the web page instead of refusing cookie after cookie. Try it yourself, see how many useless cookies web pages throw at you. They've no right to track me if I don't wish them to. I don't mind ads, as I said, just don't fscking spy on me!

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