smiling politely as they dream of savage things
- Jan 21, 2010
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Figure it out, Young'in!
I have a theory. Nothing ruins something like 'success'.Yeah, it's all about hitting you with targeted ads and monitoring what you do.
I got a cool add on called Disconnect that blocks all the data requests,...it's frightening sometimes when you realize just how many people are trying to get your browsing info.
while reading a Huff Post article,...it blocked 86 requests..
Now what happens on MLP? A place that really does run on Ad dollars? How many blocks?
I've read articles that had over 150 blocks before.
That's per page,...that's just thousands and thousands of times people are trying to steal/spy/poke around? ...however you want to look at it, every single time you're online.
Maybe I am getting old, but in the late 90's the net was just flat out 'FUN.'
It didn't seem so monetized and squeezed down. And you didn't feel targeted all the time.
It just ...was.
People made pages and put 'em up. Some of 'em sucked. Some were really funny.
But it felt like a new frontier.
Now it feels like I'm always on a Corporate Server looking at Corporate Software.
...which still wouldn't totally suck if it didn't have a horrible design and layout with tiles and pop ups everywhere.