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Sunday February 16th, 2003

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#39 ads detract significantly from your experience

by joschi

Monday February 17th, 2003 3:24 PM

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there are so many sites out there that are littered with flashing animated crap that its almost impossible to read the actual articles. non animated ads provide so little revenue that all sites will move incresingly towards these if they want ot support themselves on ads alone (look at slashdot). ads like this are utterly killing the interent experience. as soon as moz is able to block other content types like flash, i will block them all and be much happier. ever obtrusive and distracting ads are a dead end source of revenue, the future is a pbs like subscription model that k5 and mozzine are pushing, and i'm very fond of salon.com's "do 1 long click through add and get access all day to the premium content" model a lot.

(and yes, as soon as i get my next paycheck i'll be donating to mz)