Friday, May 29, 2009
Monetize (or: to go a'whorin')
Let us speak of vanities.
There is a little place in your blogger dashboard where you can "monetize" your blog with AdSense. In other words, you can begin wearing a sandwich board for Google.
I could use some extra coin. Clicked on the link and went exploring.
Nope...ain't gonna happen.
This is my little vanity. I say what I want and if you don't like it, go someplace else. You don't have to give me any money, and I don't want to be part of advertising for someone who is trying to get you to buy crap that you really don't need.
This is a reminder of what the internet has become. It is a mass media, same as the rest of them. Most of it's bandwidth is spent feeding the machine. Large behemoths like Google and Yahoo and Microsoft skimming off a gazillion little fish.
I think that when the machine starts winding down, the internet will go away
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