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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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The disappointment of Web 2.0

October 24, 2005

Email was invented by Xerox in 1930. In 1987 I was hard coding things in assembly on my commodore 64. lda sta brq and jrs was all I ever needed to make all possible miracle’s happen and even some impossible stuff.

A modem was used to send and receive data in the stone ages and Flickr adds nothing to this experience. It hosts images. Well DUHHH that ain’t original at all!

In the PC stone ages A folder was used to group a group of programs or sort the kinds of data properly. Tags and labels are cool if you’ve failed miserably at sorting things in folders. Only if I didn’t keep my flopy’s with games together I had to read the label.

Now we have google, del.icio.us and Digg do the same thing with the web and sadly fail to even find the documents let alone know what the f*ck things are. This is the right order of words for it: “Whatis” the “Whois”?

quote: eBay, Amazon, anypay, paypall work because LYING and CHEATING carries with it a price to pay.

They want us to believe the big 2.0 WEB will mean total domination for mega dumb multinationals. HAHAHAHAHA

Look at google talk! It’s by far the most ugly chat client ever! Look at Internet explorer! HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS they harvested and LOOK HOW IT LOOKS, LOOK at MSN!!! BWHAHAHAHA!!!! The shit is cheap for 1990 standards can code that in a week or so.

Microsoft had this great lie that all PC’s would be the same after you infect it with the 1000$ OS. That sure got things going. Now google is hiding web-based! They made a few windows applications but Microsoft always made sure it didn’t work. HAHAHA

Google is going for “life inside Internet explorer”. If that doesn’t show [Microsoft does nothing but celebrate it’s victory] I don’t know what does. Google is huge jet fits inside a browser.

I was looking at some Linux distributions (like this one) and think each one of those idiot multinationals could pull it off. Yes, even MS-Linux would be fantastic!

We have all eyes inside the browser but it’s a rather small part of computing. Even software takes a pretty small area of it. We need hardware! The Google mini is nice but useless for the normal user. We need the whole google pc, Microsoft PC etc etc

Googles single card idiocy is a project of the size I would expect from Digg or del.icio.us LOL. “load my bookmarks from a server each time I use em? Are you serious??? Your joking right???”

Google shows text results without tags. Is it still 1960 google?? In 2005 the results should be illustrated with at least an avatar linked to a profile. Fuck! Make a flash version of ur site? duhh – Blogger wont allow sorting a blog (after a few 100 postings the fun is gone) Even Columbus had categories in his journal.

People wearing Walkmans are idiots – the same goes for ipod Walkman. People who don’t talk back are not social. I think they probably don’t know how to use a smart phone.

Web 2.0 should mean governments building feedback systems, governments pushing the envelope on education, lets have the government moderate the description(and tags) of domain registrations. Then the state will supply us with profiles a blog-space a micro wallet and a free market place.

Easy!