You can fill in the rest
We're not talking about placing blame for a fart in church here. We're talking about a Congressional investigation about the DEATH OF A U.S. AMBASADOR.
Maybe, but that's not going to help here. Despite the headline, the article is about the publisher of the content delaying the loading of the page to screw advertisers, not the advertisers trying to screw the readers.
If the publisher is delaying the page loading process, then it doesn't matter if you have adblock or not, you're going to see delays.
I didn't do anything embarrasing unless you think getting into fights
Just the sort of thing a potential employer would throw your resume out for. Didn't you hear about the teacher that was sacked over a "drunken pirate" photo?
Embarrassing : Being forced to work for an employer who checks your facebook page or cares that you donâ(TM)t have one
It's going to be the norm in a few years instead of just an excuse for HR people caught wasting too much time on Facebook.
Probably more than the site is worth from an advertisers' point of view.
What do you get with the site? Basically, a lot of eyeballs. That's it. You can use it as an ad platform or as a platform to get your information out.
That in turn only is something you benefit from if you have something to offer that will not IMMEDIATELY be ripped apart by tech-savvy people, along with people who pretend to be tech-savvy but are essentially just here to run their mouth without any measurable knowledge in the subject. You have a crowd here that is rather toxic to anything even remotely "big business" or corporate. Anything that comes out of management or C-Level is by default regarded with suspicion or outright hostility, and any legal changes are at the very least met with the same sentiments.
You can't even do the FOX bit and drone on the same political agenda with the option to reinforce and resonate the agenda you wish to push, for this the audience is far too diverse, ranging in the political spectrum from the far right to the far left.
This all makes it a great place for a discussion and to get input from various opinions and stances, but it' horrible from a corporate point of view. Corporations want consent about their agenda. They don't want you to question it.
But knowing to not shoot selfies of yourself being a total jackass is something that can make some sense a lot earlier than 18. If some 15 year old can know enough not to drop his pants in front of his grandmother or in front of his classroom at school, he already has what it takes to know not to do it online. He just has to be taught that. Which involves, you know, parents. Who give a damn about their kids' future.
If you're not using an ad blocker in 2015, you're an idiot. It really is that simple.
They used to sell a service where you could subscribe to Slashdot [slashdot.org] for some nominal fee per 1,000 page loads. The fact that they quit selling this service is their own problem, the scaffolding is all there. It just needs to be turned back on and made worth the investment.
I subscribed to Slashdot right up until their subscription system broke.
My second official act as the new owner of Slashdot (after tearing out the videos and replacing them with fish tanks) will be making sure that goddamn subscription system works again. It was easy as pie and occasionally I would even pick some insightful commenter and gift him 5000 page loads.
When Slashdot started refusing my subscription requests, I figured it was only a matter of time until they'd get sold. Fortunately, I had sufficient bottle caps, pre-war money and Legion Denarius to purchase the site. Once the sale goes through, things are gonna be different around here, lemme tell you.
What everybody is unhappy about is that the government wants to force people who DON'T want to try programming to do it.
what the fuck are you talking about? where do you morons come from?
I believe in quality over quantity, and
I learned a huge amount from submitting stories to Soylent and Pipedot, and comparing them to the crud was on Slashdot at the time... Namely,
In addition, it's the very few, high-quality commentors that make the site, not the rest of the horde. You can have a very small community, as long as it contains a few very smart people, and have just as much insightful conversation. I saw it working wonderfully back in the early days of