It took nine months to create badad.one. While searching for any way to monetize my own blog, I saw how invasive many of the “best” advertising platforms can be. Most monetizing solutions weren’t that attractive. In fact, all of them were quite unattractive. I wanted no part.
Interestingly, I had been contemplating the very idea of a financially solvent news business. Newspapers used to make money. Today, they don’t. I even wrote about the whole issue of news solvency in my 2015 book, Know Each Other. Advertising and blogging have to work together or neither can work at all.
That was the light bulb moment! If ads and blogs go hand in hand, then ads should be like blogs and blog readers should be glad to read ads! We need ads that people want to find. The solution was simple: text ads.
Text ads load fast, are searchable, and get to the point… pun in tended, being that my weekly blurb is called “The Point”. · · · →
Facebook’s becoming a billboard. It didn’t start that way. And that’s why we liked it. Then it went public… certified, accredited, accountable, regulated… and Zuckerberg’s ” business nose” was no longer sufficient to manage the company. Now, it’s run by the same tycoons who destroyed Government Motors.
Facebook is valuable and successful because people use it, not from the popularity of advertisers. It’s the audience—the users, the readers, the listeners, the people… We made Facebook into Facebook.
It was the same as Rush Limbaugh’s snaffoo with advertisers. He’s a controversial guy. That’s why people listen to him. Angry elitists were jealous, so, not understanding how business works, they heckled his advertisers. See, in Liberal grad school ville, Moderate politics, and Asia, when someone voices the slightest disagreement, everyone throws up their hands, apologizes, placates, negotiates, compromises, and forsakes every value that makes them unique. That’s not the case with job creators, pioneers, Jesus followers, Conservatives, and number one Radio Talk Show hosts. · · · →
Liberals get too much credit for destroying America. True, they claim to “liberate” the country from everything that made us who we are—including our culture with its historic toleration of foolishness. Liberals are merely a loud minority. But who gives them power? It isn’t the conscientious Conservatives. No, Liberals only have power because of spineless so-called “leaders”—more commonly known as “Moderates”. Since Liberal talk despises most Moderate Republicans, it’s fair to say that “Moderates” are everyone’s enemy. That’s what happens when you try to be everyone’s friend. Just ask George HW Bush.
Reportedly, Carbonite stock (NASDAQ: CARB) plummeted nearly 12% on Monday, after David Friend, CEO, Carbonite, issued a statement.
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“Even though Mr. Limbaugh has now issued an apology, we have nonetheless decided to withdraw our advertising from his show. We hope that our action, along with the other advertisers who have already withdrawn their ads, will ultimately contribute to a more civilized public discourse.”