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Thursday, May 19, 2005

A question for my readers

I'm considering allowing google-sponsored ads on this site. The reason for this is twofold. 1) I need money. Believe it or not, being a media watchdog in Canada doesn't pay well, and this site is done completely on my own time. 2) It's bloody easy to set up. Blogger, the company that hosts this site, is affiliated with Google and they make it pretty easy to get going. Now, I know people have some serious concerns about Google's ethics and everything else, and frankly, I don't know a lot about it aside from what I've read online. If anyone can give me a really good reason why selling my soul to Google would be immoral or really freakin' dangerous, I want to hear it. Also, I don't want people to think this site is sponsored in anyway. I'm independent and bloody proud of that fact. If I put ads on the site, will that be compromised? Any feedback would be awesome. Thanks. You can either post a comment here or send an email to Word up, j


  • ah, whatever. people gots to eat and, as long as it doesn't interfere with the content, what harm can there be?

    just, you know, don't start buying latte's with the blood money, k?

    By Anonymous morgan rooney, at 2:53 PM  

  • Now, granted, I'm an evil PR guy, but I don't see the harm. Although it would be deliciously ironic if you were railing against the National Post and there were ads to subscribe at the side.

    By Blogger Ryan, at 3:46 PM  

  • Being independent doesn't necessarily mean being poor. I say go for it.

    By Anonymous Phronetic Man, at 11:21 PM  

  • Most people are desensitized to banner ads anyways. I dont' think it would make too much of a difference.

    By Anonymous Ellen, at 3:30 PM  

  • I agree with Ellen. All the ads are so embedded in my subconscious by now that a few more couldn't hurt. Especially texty ones.

    By Blogger The Red Fork, at 9:58 AM  

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