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Ads are bad and don't work.
Depends on the type of ad. Many ads do work, and work very well.
    
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Ads are one thing. Tracking people without their permission, consent, or knowledge is completely another. These advertisers seem to think they are now entitled to free market analysis (and insane invasion of privacy) just because they advertise on the web. I can tell you one thing though, they don't track me because I won't allow it.
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I am from the future. It's Friday now.
I am from the future. It's Saturday now.

On topic:

It shows there's still a hope for humanity.
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With Kovacs fighting the good fight for us, hope will always burn eternal.

Much like the phoenix, Firefox rises from the ashes time and time again to shatter expectations and illuminate the ignorant.

Truly a legend among mortals.
Yeah, I heard he will be part of Dragon Age trilogy.
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Ads are one thing. Tracking people without their permission, consent, or knowledge is completely another. These advertisers seem to think they are now entitled to free market analysis (and insane invasion of privacy) just because they advertise on the web. I can tell you one thing though, they don't track me because I won't allow it.
That's a good point. Would you (the generic plural "you") allow a marketer to watch everything you do during the day so that they can target your junk mail better? Surely there's no problem with them analysing your every move. Do you have something to hide?
    
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Ads and Ad revenue make the internet exist, without Ads there would be no profit, without profit no sites would be able to be paid for. Without sites, the internet does not exist.
That's one, very skewed way to look at it. Here's another:

Websites deliver meaningful and useful content to the extent where their users knowingly and willingly support them. Garbage copy/paste sites preying on cheap hits for ad revenue disappear due to only the original sources being supported, and internet becomes a better place in general. Where the majority of sites are genuinely useful with supportive communities, rather then that being few and far between.

Congratulations, you have now opened your mind and understand both sides of the argument.. instead of trying to spread your ignorant viewpoint as end-all fact.
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That's one, very skewed way to look at it. Here's another:

Websites deliver meaningful and useful content to the extent where their users knowingly and willingly support them. Garbage copy/paste sites preying on cheap hits for ad revenue disappear due to only the original sources being supported, and internet becomes a better place in general. Where the majority of sites are genuinely useful with supportive communities, rather then that being few and far between.

Congratulations, you have now opened your mind and understand both sides of the argument.. instead of trying to spread your ignorant viewpoint as end-all fact.
ummmm

what internet are you from?

a LOT of people (99%) don't support their sites, such as OCN, they have to turn to Ads to be able to keep running.
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a LOT of people (99%) don't support their sites, such as OCN, they have to turn to Ads to be able to keep running.
Then there is a problem with the site and/or a problem with the people not placing any value on the content they consume. I think it's a combination. Most sites are clones of another and most people are freeloaders.
    
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Much ado about nothing.

The do-not-track feature is dependent on the sociopaths doing the tracking honoring an agreement not to track. It does not stop anyone from tracking anything - it just lets websites know that you would rather not be tracked. The response from any marketing team already engaged in such unethical behaviors will be "so what, we're still going to track".
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That's a good point. Would you (the generic plural "you") allow a marketer to watch everything you do during the day so that they can target your junk mail better? Surely there's no problem with them analysing your every move. Do you have something to hide?
I like the way you think.

There is a problem with them analyzing my every move. They don't have a right (or need) to. The 'something to hide' fallacy was very popular during the (communist witch-hunt) US Congressional McCarthy hearings era of the 1950's. It was wrong then, and it's wrong now.

Isn't one of the first rules of security access control? Advertisers don't have a need to know, they have a 'want to know'. Not quite the same thing.
Edited by zooterboy - 3/29/11 at 10:19pm
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