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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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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…)

Did you think Amazon was honest? No honor among thieves

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You should read this if you use Amazon. We are beginning to see that the true fabric of the online commerce industry is all about making a buck. It’s not that different from the brick and mortar world, but now on a grand scale, requiring no work. The leading tech mongers have programmed themselves into deliriously extravagant profits with fewer and fewer costs — and they don’t mind whose backs they stab in the process. (more…)

60 Seconds Exploring Design & Technology since 1988
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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