Man y'all ever think about how incredibly stupid it is that the internet is almost entirely financed by advertising. Like, imagine if busses were only paid for using the revenue from bus ads. And if not enough people looked at the ads for Target or a legal firm specializing in slip-and-falls, then their bus route stopped existing. How stupid would that be. That's basically what we're doing right now, but with online.

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@DayGloChainsaw It was exactly the same with newpapers. They were all kept afloat by the advertising revenue from, among other things, the glossy grocery store flyers (that I'm not convinced anyone ever read.) When the advertisement went elsewhere, the newspapers started to die.

Advertisement is terrifyingly important!

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