the ad bubble crashing would be the single best thing to happen to the internet
@yogthos Unclear. I suspect that the ad industry at large crashing would only serve to consolidate power into the Goliaths, who are likely to survive anyway.
@ricardojmendez I think it would be a huge opportunity for federated and open source networks like Mastodon. ActivityPub based federation is already growing rapidly with Mastodon, Pixelfed, PeerTube, Write.as, and so on.
If the ad based networks take a hit, it's a direct benefit for the non-profit ones.
@yogthos I think you missed my point.
I’d believe that a crash might hit the ad-industry, and my wipe out a lot of small companies. I am less likely to believe that Google, Facebook and a Twitter would be swept along.
If anything, I’d expect Google to pick up a lot of new business, maybe take over areas that are currently dominated by other players.
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