Man y'all ever think about how incredibly stupid it is that the internet is almost entirely financed by advertising. Like, imagine if busses were only paid for using the revenue from bus ads. And if not enough people looked at the ads for Target or a legal firm specializing in slip-and-falls, then their bus route stopped existing. How stupid would that be. That's basically what we're doing right now, but with online.

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@DayGloChainsaw its both a sad and problematic issue. Various publishers are attempting paywalls to ensure they receive adequate funding but at the same time consumers have had information for “free” for so long that they have come to expect it and get rather aggressive if you try to change the status quo. Maybe decentralisation is part of the solution. I certainly hope so.

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