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The Death of Advertising

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advertising all about the money

I’m chasing a story and getting lots of references for my research.  Washington Post, blocked unless I subscribe.  Wall Street Journal blocked unless I subscribe.  We’ve come to the point now that web advertising is not working.  I ran my web site for 30 years “ad free”.  Why spam your customers? Are we witnessing the death of online advertising?

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Advertising Is Killing The Open Web. It Doesn’t Have To

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WE HATE WEB ADVERTISING

I’ve preached against bogus web advertising for nearly 30 years. It’s half the web’s problem, and most of the bandwidth problem. If publishers would have held true to some of the original basic advertising modes, the industry wouldn’t be where it is today. Programmatic advertising could change everything. But lazy ad buyers are failing to embrace that change.

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How open source ad blockers could save you 2 hours a week

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online ads costing you REAL money

If you’ve read any of my “Web Sites That Suck”  articles, you’ll know I’ve preached about the internet bleeding bandwidth, and what’s driving the never ending thirst for more speed!  Now, with the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of billions additional throughput has all but brought the internet to it’s knees. This article gives you some insight and tips for slicker sliding on the internet . . . (more…)

What does data collection mean for a child’s future?

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children and computers

We often see parents using technology as a baby sitter.  That’s pretty concerning, but then I see children in the 8, 9, to 12 range with YouTube channels, and Instagram movie channels, and discussion forums on Facebook.  It’s a little bit more than concerning — knowing there are stalkers and predators collecting their every move!

Netscape has taken the initiative to ask  “What does data collection mean for a child’s future?”

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Fred Showker explores design, graphics, computing, social media, marketing, and the online world with an eye to entertaining, amazing information that will possibly make you think!

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