I would love to see a website with opt-in ads. That seems like a reasonable concession.
@jeffalyanak I'd like to see a website with ads that are stationary images/text and don't come with 2935973* trackers.
*Figures may be slightly hyperbolic
@jeffalyanak @sophia donation based monetization has problems as well. Content is catered to those privilidged enough to make donations. Ads will generate a lot more revenue per user than donation platforms available today. I used to work in ad tech and yes it’s terrible but I’ve seen this argument for years and don’t see it taking off.
Advertising ethically just has its own set of problems. A paid opt-out model means that advertisers are increasingly going to be aiming at those who can't afford to pay.
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