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Comment: Re:$230 (Score 1) 609

by graphius (#47734009) Attached to: Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

I think some sites should try direct sponsorships with a single or a few corporations.

or going the other way, maybe we could try to guess peoples wants and then just show specific ads on a site catered to that guessed want. We could call this process "targeting ads" Unfortunately I am not sure how well we could guess the wants of random users...

Comment: re: $230 (Score 1) 609

by graphius (#47733957) Attached to: Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year
posting to fix a botched moderation, but also to say that I don't follow the methodology in the summary (no I have not RTFA). Just because advertisers are paying doesn't mean USERS are paying anywhere near that amount. I understand advertising and marketing better than many, but I I think most companies pay too much for advertising for too small a payback.

Comment: Re:Blackberry will probably be my next phone (Score 1) 67

by graphius (#47291391) Attached to: BlackBerry Back In Profit
I would say the exact opposite.

My personal phone is a nexus 5. I was given a blackberry z-10 as a work phone. In almost every way I prefer the Android. Better keyboard, better predective text. better sound quality, better screen, better camera...

I do like the blackberry hub, and in some ways I like the Blackberry approach to email.

In summary, I would say the Blackberry is a decent communication device and a crappy pocket computer. The Nexus 5 is an excellent pocket computer and a decent communication device.

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