@Tom Got two!
also it's nice to know my vape actually works after, you know, charging the damn thing.
online advertising (3/3)
I would love to see a high-profile website take an approach to advertising where they sold direct ads, based on their audience size, the way it works if you buy in print: "Pay $x, and we show your static ad to this number of people. The only data you get is clickthroughs."
This is a model these new websites being launched by high-profile, fired journalists should consider if they're going with an ad-supported model... and none of them will.
online advertising (2/3)
3. Internet advertising became infested with fraud and abuse through countless middlemen—and in the process further chopped away at publishers incomes.
4. It became invasive _again_, this time in the collection of personal data advertisement companies suck up and (ab)used
online advertising (1/x)
Y'know, advertising supported media isn't a bad model, per se... but the Internet just broke it in a number of ways.
1. The Internet increased supply of advertising to near-infinity, meaning prices absolutely crashed, causing publishers to make a lot less money.
2. It became invasive—taking control of computers, and making the experience of viewing ad-supported content insufferable.
Seriously, the intro sequence to Star Trek: Lower Decks is lowkey brilliant.
If anyone has any use for someone like me who has data center and networking experience hmu.
cartoons, abusers, media revivals, continued
Okay, the Rolling Stone article says John K. isn't involved, or making any money from this. Still, can we perhaps not keep doing fucking nostalgia cashgrab revivals of old media, and make new shit instead? Christ.
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