Hey so online advertising is probably a scam https://thecorrespondent.com/100/the-new-dot-com-bubble-is-here-its-called-online-advertising/13228924500-22d5fd24
@plsburydoughboy oh so same as with twitter doing a/b testing, putting their new weird menu where notifications were before, and then concluding that they got lots of clicks on it so it must be interesting for users
@wxcafe a little worse. This condemns an entire advertising model that existed before Twitter and Facebook
@plsburydoughboy yeah yeah I mean just, it's the same concept
a couple of years ago I used to regularly visit this news site of a semi rural place in the Netherlands which had a rolling carousel of non targeted ads, it wasn't bothersome and I used to visit the advertisers sites (to improve my Dutch) and even wanted to buy a sack of goose/duck food to send to a nearby bird sanctuary as a donation!
But they switched to targeted advertising that didn't let you use an adblocker, so I stopped using that site >>
furthermore I hope to visit the Netherlands at some time in next few years; sites like that would be useful for things like finding local car hire companies who will accept a customer from a soon to be non-EU country with a relatively new driving licence (which a lot of big hire firms refuse), as well as good places to visit..
But if I cannot get info from that region I would visit somewhere else nearby...
@plsburydoughboy this is a good article and my favorite part is, "people buying things because they saw an ad is even rarer than cystic fibrosis."
@plsburydoughboy my favorite quote from the article is "You’re fucking with the magic."
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