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April 28th, 2011

Finally, I can monetize my photographs!

…but I don’t mean by selling them, no, no. I mean that I can publish them on the web and then make annoying-as-hell popovers selling people stuff!

This is really something, isn’t it? How far is it going to go? We’ve already got ads wallpapering videos (while we watch them and before,) there are interstitial ads on many news sites, and free apps for phones usually have tasteless ads here, there, or everywhere. I definitely understand the appeal of paying even a small amount of money to be rid of them.

Also, I’m going to make a call here: Facebook will use this janky, intrusive tech in order to sell stuff within 3 years. (“Want to buy the shirt Paul’s son is wearing? Click here!!!”)

Posted in Consumer Commentary, Technology

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