Reading online news, 2010:
- go to website
- read news

Reading online news, 2020:
- go to website
- no, don’t share location
- hell no, don’t send me notifications
- consent to cookie warning
- consent to policies
- no, don’t open in app
- no, don’t want the newsletter
- skip inspirational quote
- close full page ad
- read news

@r000t [Some statements in this article may be disputed, read from the Ministry of Truth how you may have been mislead]
@r000t In some cases you can't even read past the headline because it needs a paid membership to read. I think Business Insider is one such news site. I'm amazed to know that people pay to read the news on the Internet.

I'd pay x cents per view out of some monthly pot shared between every site.

I ain't getting a subscription to each fucking site, you're exactly right. A good media diet is diverse and that shit adds up quick.

@r000t Didn't even consider the case where someone might read more than one. What a hassle to manage. You better read every article to make it worth it! lol

The common pot sounds great, but I doubt the companies share the sentiment.

They keep trying it and it keeps failing.

I used a service Google had, can't even remember what it was called, but it replaced ads on their network, with either nothing, some geometric pattern, or cats (to prevent the page layout from breaking), and in exchange, you essentially bid higher than the advertises for that ad space, out of a monthly, rolloverable, balance.

And I got no clue why it shut down. They even gave you a neat breakdown of what sites got what cash, and of course it wasn't limited to just news sites.

@r000t LMAO I can see why it shut down. These Niggas in news sites realised someone had a better idea and was ruining their business model. Too bad! I might actually use it!
@r000t you forgot the autoplay video on the side that has nothing to do with the article you're reading
also an ad disguise as the news page to boast how great is chinese bitcoin
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