Thursday, June 06, 2002
| posted by Simon |
11:56 pm |
Cometh the hour, cometh the ad.
Advertising on the internet is getting ridiculous, one of the message boards I use regularly has recently taken to forcing multiple pop-up ads on me every time a view or refresh a page. The new ad craze are the ones that seem to float over the text on the page, obscuring everything until the ad has got it’s message across. This seems a bit silly on a message board, the one in question has alienated a large number of it’s loyal patrons over a period of only a couple of days. The internet needs to evolve to a more independent entity. I know that sounds a bit rich from someone with a blogspot weblog, but take a look at the top of this page, there is the pay-off, they are getting something out of it, and to be fair blogspot don’t take the piss…….yet ! It’s a symbiotic relationship, I get access to a publishing tool designed for monkeys, and they get access to between forty and seventy readers per day. It seems to me that once big business gets involved in something, it’s days are numbered. Lets hope weblogs aren’t seen as a potential money spinner by the marketing managers of the world.