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November 15, 2005

Advertising is a big industry, we can use add supported services, we can earn money by having others click on our adds, we can even earn money with viewing adds in some programs.

I like to think “free” means something sucks. I sure know great free services but if they offer a payed product it almost always is better as..

I also think the person viewing the adds is doing the work. An add powered service may appear free, in reality they earn add revenue. This may or may not be more as enough it doesn’t matter, it’s still the viewers money in the developers pocket. I figure we are old enough to buy our own things? We are more as capable to judge and pay what things cost.

Now that made me think… “What if free things could be dramatically improved by charging a small fee?”

I imagine a blog posting could cost money. 50 cent or 2 € for posting it – that would be something I could afford.

I imagine a page stuffed with advertisement would be acceptable if the viewer earns money by viewing it.

– just the 2 ideas so far would mean A Blogger has to visit 3-20 blogs to earn back his posting. I would be even more motivated to view the new posts knowing the bloggers payed to post em.

I imagine a comment could cost 10 cent? Why not? It sounds like it makes sense? no?

If a comment would cost 5 € I would expect a serious reply? If that doesn’t appear others can see how it doesn’t. Deleting a comment should return the credit to it’s owner.

Google questions works some whut like that but that community is build from people in the mood to be helped or in the mood to be payed.

For bloggers it would only present some means to be taken more seriously.

I can’t help but think that a lot of people would be happy to earn a few coins by viewing your blog. Just imagine earning 20 cents by reading this posting. That would be fun! (Google makes around 5$ for each search result you view)

Not-free could also mean getting payed for writing posts. I’ve seen programs offer 300 000 articles about almost any subject, reading those mass generated writings gave me the shivers. It was cold and death-boring content, really scary! So, I figure paying to post and earning by reading could be a formula. Greedy people can shut up and serious questions can be answered.

For example:
Say it costs 2$ per post, we only have 10 adds per page, and a page view earns 20 cent.

20 cent divided by 10 adds is 2 cent. 2$ divided by 2 cents is 100 adds.

For the add we make a short introduction of our post, possibly with a small image. Then the viewer earns 2 cent for viewing your add and makes another 20 cent by clicking it.

We are not in a hurry so the 100 adds could take a few months to run out. That way the service can create a buffer to balance out the flow.

The advertisers have already payed you 2 cent, you don’t need to click their add. Still if you want you can.

This way it would be easy to store the add-click history and make it search-able for the user.

Building a safe payment system is so hard that filtering out automated surfers before payday is relatively easy. A few simple questions like “click the green dot” will do the trick. If human verification is slow it will happen more often. Posting a comment should be proof enough of being a real person. If the cash balance is low we also ask less questions. If you earn 20 bucks per day you will have to view the pages a bit longer and click few more dots. On the other hand, a user spending more as he earns should not have to do reality check ups.

Some bloggers have far to little to eat, other bloggers have far to few readers for the size of their budget.

Sure, people will create sweat shops to read our blogs. Do we really care? I love the idea people could make a living by reading this shit I write. That would rock the banana boat.

A friend of mine called it a service for rich snobs. I think she forgot we are the rich snobs on this planet. So, lets get your fat lazy ass into the comment box and write a few words for our sweat shoppers. You are obviously not willing to pay them 2 cent each, the least you can do is make a fool out of yourselves here. 😀

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Auto Tagging, Ojos and the Rise of the Participatory Panopticon

November 10, 2005

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The Social Software Weblog points to an inspired new business idea – Ojos (not yet in beta) will auto-tag your digital photos using face and text recognition: Auto Tagging, Ojos and the Rise of the Participatory Panopticon

Yeah, mass content. We better invent some way to sort all the data. Could make a million in a lifetime. If they dont vanish on the hard disk it’s a lot more fun to make em to.

We can already add voice memos to each image. Not a bad idea to actually use that now that I think of it. First make a picture of a person then have em record a memo. Would make a nice looking blog. Text to speech is probably better raw data to auto-tag with.

I imagine we could look at a tag cloud before we see a movie one day.

Mashable Says:

Absolutely. That reminds of a comment I read somewhere: in the future, a wife turns to her husband and says “Honey, where’d we put 2012??.

My point with auto-tagging is that at some point there will be too much info to simply tag it ourselves. I’ve been using GMail a lot recently, and it does a great job of filing away mails without you having to label them at all. Of course, you could set up predefined filters on your mini video camera (if that’s what we’re all carrying in a few years time) for certain faces, places or objects, just like you can with GMail. That way your entire life would be indexing without much effort at all…

Yes, LOL google search works perfectly.

I was just creating an opera browser session. I’m going to sort my surfing in separate windows by subject.

The subject was rss tags and OPML. Of course this blog post will be a part of it.

After this one I’m going to create a window with social bookmark sites. lol

Opera also saves the state of the window toolbar set up with the session, if a session has a lot of tabs I have no need for the toolbars. Can set the tabs at the side or have something that looks like a gmail application. LOL

From a business or a collectors point of view this sorting of our life shall add tremendous value. I’m sure this blog post is as good a place as a forum or email exchange.

One day we will share our personal data and images and the web archive will crawl and backup our whole hardisk, just because they can.

Our global artilect of automatically generated linkage is also growing. We could not begin to imagine what intellectual boost it could present globally.

I’ve seen a few learning games and must honestly say I didn’t think they could make it so fun jet so educative. I’ve also spotted that tutorials are becoming more amusing by the day. Or maybe I’m just less funny as I was. hehe

we are the internet

November 10, 2005

Sure, I’m a lunatic

I do research but I develop nothing (except a few blogs ok-ok) this is giving me a really strange advantage over actual developers. To make things worse I’ve looked closer at most of their competitors and have a user perspective of their creation.

Then on one side we have young people who didn’t get a chance to see how things use to work because they didn’t exist back then (that should make sense). On the other side we have the older developers with their more static way of looking at things. Neither of those have any future in tech because the first is reinventing old shit and the second doesn’t have the energy for it.

Companies are obligated to protect their investors, this effectively means they cant make new stuff because it involves risks that investors are just not willing to take. The company can be forced by law to keep focus on recent activity’s and take things one step at a time.One step at a time means we are not able to take leaps forward of any kind.

I may rant and flame a lot at least I’m honest. The problem of not being able to digest what I say or write is all in the ear of the beholder. I will never say you’re doing great if you’re not.

We are the Internet! My blog isn’t the most popular in the world and I really don’t give a fuck. What I write can only be found here. No-one else can write what I write because I say so.

I hope you lack the brain to see the misery on this planet. If you do see it it’s effectively as much your fault as mine. You are to blame for it as much as I am.

Now WTF was that all about?

Google Microsoft yahoo etc etc they are all running after us. What we want we will get (if it’s possible) They are looking for value but cant grasp the simple things that would be the most valuable to this world. Their food needs to be pre chewed before they eat it.People are dieing all over the world and it’s not even necessary in most cases.

Bill Gates did one good deed in his life after people started to publicly hate speech and piss-pie him. He had his way to expensive advisor’s look for the best charity. It ended up in medical research.

Meanwhile Google news doesn’t have Environment news but does do Sports. Google obviously doesn’t care about any of us. WTF is health? An ego trip? It talks about bird flue, thats Environment to. Entertainment news? Are you fucking kidding? You have THE NEWS and THE ENTERTAINMENT you google freaks.

If I would make a news website I would put the Wether on it as well? huh? I didn’t invent this, people expect the weather on their news bulletin as well as changes in the ENVIRONMENT. If that doesn’t show they lack vision I don’t know what does? The rest of the site is all machine generated. They run after “what people like” blindly. Like mad man! And without care. WTF google LETS DO EAVOL? Just give us the money?

Bill Gates(our god of marketing) didn’t understand the marketing part of his own research. We all know that 95% of windows vista will be pure profit. What % of my money is going into global health care Billy? I actually don’t give a fuck about your OS it will probably suck but if it had a label “%20 of this product is used for developing medication.” I would be willing to have a look at it. I mr Bill cant get his head around that one I’m pretty sure it’s all down to crazy people like me now.

You don’t want to sell me death stick, you want to go home and re-consider your life.

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Life is great! We dont need Windows Vista

November 4, 2005

Image hosted by Photobucket.comWe can assume Microsoft would not make organizing files dramatically better we get many of the same features with better indexing of files, rather than moving to a whole new database structure we will suffer using the old shit some more. Bill gates has spoken! AMEN!

vista will run on old PCs. That will end everything! It’s going to look and run quite differently on those older systems. As if users of older PC’s should not miss out on new features! They are nuts! Vista does need a whole new PC BUT as it runs applications developed for win-XP it wont be interesting to write new things for it. It means ERRORS generated by different platforms, specially the older platforms will have tremendous errors Programmers will make software work on XP, 2000 and vista. They wont bother to write a vista-version but we get exactly the same. Not a power system with powerful applications. A power system with everything disabled that didn’t run on the ancient 0.5 GB PC’s. You will have to try if things work each time you change something OR you will never know how it stopped working. Different performance on each system.

If we should develop Longhorn applications on a P3 you bought the new PC for nothing. If your lucky you can even run the application!

Google is diving into OOO Open office, firefox and thunderbird are really nice and Opera is even better, a user friendly Linux OS with 1 GHz will fly compared to the Windows Vista P4 art of state.

Look at msn, outlook, IE ms-word. Doesn’t that look a bit unstable to you? The rest of what they make is the same style of assembly… eh I mean compiler.

How I will take over the world

November 4, 2005

It’s simple, I will give fantastic titles to my posts.Image

Where is your blog btw? Could you post a link for us here?

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