Monday, October 11, 2004

Bloggitorial: Blogg Ads

Bloggger now offers a program "to turn your blog into a source of revenue" called Adsense. The way it works, as I understand it,is adds are placed on your blog and you recieve money, not based on how many people visit your blog and see the ad, but on how many people actually click on the ad. And the ads themselves will be chosen, not by you, but by Blogger, presumably based on the content of that particular post. It seems they want to, in effect, turn thousands of us into corporate shills.

The very thing that makes blogging so appealling, that it is uncensored, that it is opened to vitually anyone, that it creates such a diverse community of ideas, is in danger. I read other peoples blogs because I want to know what THEY think. And if someone is recieving revenue based on the number of hits on their site, the danger exist, that they could alter what they would normally write, in order to generate MORE income. So a great political site could become a big site touting the benifits of Viagra, or Ford or how much we love Wal-Mart.

I know we could all use the extra money, and if someone decides this is for them, more power to you. But I don't plan to link anyone who has ads and probably won't vistit their blog. Which for some people would be a blessing.

Well, I got to run to Wal-Mart and pick up some Coors Lite for the Monday Night Football game on ABC. Featuring my beloved Tennessee Titans and the Green Bay Packers of the NFL. Please send the check to J. Martin c/o thedirtysouth, Memphis TN.

6 Comments:

Blogger ALa said...

But you'll support Walmart...go figure. :(

10:13 PM  
Blogger thenashvillain said...

I don't think Ala71 got it. What a tool.

Rock on Titans, for yo ass!

11:57 AM  
Blogger thenashvillain said...

Sorry Ala 71, I saw your photo online and now know why you didn't get it... but you do have more fun.

12:28 PM  
Blogger RBP said...

Hey, Nashman, you better watch Ala71, she'll cut and paste you to death if you get her started! And besides that, you guys are actually on the same side politically speaking.

But we are on the same side when it comes to the Titans boyeeee! I think that was the worst ass-whoopin' in Green-Bay history at Lambeau! Our boys are back!

2:45 PM  
Blogger thenashvillain said...

Forgive me. I was ignorant and wrong.
Much love to the conservative ladies in the house.
Ala71 rules.

9:41 PM  
Blogger Paul G. said...

thenashvillain,

During an argument Ala71 informed me that her hair color comes from a bottle.
I'm waiting for the day we find out that her logic and world view come from another bottle ala(71) Limbaugh.

10:53 PM  

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