Monday, January 23, 2006

Selling Out

I just put some ads into the OC Blogger template and they are now proudly displayed on the site's main page at the bottom of the sidebar. We have sold out for three reasons:
  1. Eileen WH developed this thing so it must be good.
  2. It helps me stay abreast of developments in online advertising.
  3. You can never have enough Benjamins.
Click away, suckers.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right-click, Adblock iFrame, OK, done.

1/24/2006 1:22 AM gmt

Blogger Mik3 said...

You think the content on the web pays for itself, don't you?

1/24/2006 6:02 AM gmt

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course not. That's why I gave Wikipedia $100 the other day. If the content is worth it, I certainly don't mind paying.

1/24/2006 7:19 AM gmt

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh _come on_, Juan. When you see "Ads by Yahoo!" you just know you want to click on them, right? It will give you that fuzzy warm feeling in the belly and also make our beloved OC some mo-ney!

1/25/2006 2:19 AM gmt

Blogger Mik3 said...

Juan - So you don't think the OC content is "worth it"?

1/25/2006 4:57 AM gmt

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You done sold out to the man.

1/25/2006 4:54 PM gmt

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, this is no longer operation cromulent. It's operation let's-sell-out-and-raise-money-so-a-couple-of-rich-kids-can-see-the-world. You won't see me here again. What a disappointment.

1/25/2006 7:39 PM gmt

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, it's worth it in the sense I enjoy what you guys have to say and reading about experiences I will never have. It's worth it in the sense you've earned a spot in my bookmarks list, which I'm very particular about.

Nobody sells you guys like I do, believe me. I tell all my friends outside the Caltech circle about this website and your experiences. Even my parents ask about you guys.

And as I gather, this isn't about operational costs that need to be met, but making a few bucks on the side. Wikipedia has massive operational costs, and as I love that site to death and would hate to see them go down, I don't mind paying for a wonderful service.

I subscribed to Slashdot and am a paying FastMail member.

Whatever happened to just paying for goods and services? I really don't buy into the ad model at all. I'd pay extra for my LA Times with zero ads. Same thing with my TV shows. I also understand people do think differently than me, and don't mind ads at all. More power to them.

1/25/2006 8:01 PM gmt

Blogger Mik3 said...

> operation let's-sell-out-and-raise-
> money-so-a-couple-of-rich-kids-
> can-see-the-world

Whoa now.

Anonymous - I do not see the harm in making a few (and I do mean few - it ain't like we get loads of traffic) extra dollars off the blog. Can you explain your issue with this in more detail? Also - "rich kids"? This is the most startling accusation since my article on Vietnamese food attracted an unfavorable comparison to a sex tourists.

Juan - No one could possibly question your dedication to the OC cause. Props for the good press. If you think we should ditch the ads, then I'll ditch the ads.

1/26/2006 12:57 AM gmt

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lighten up, people. It's not like these are pop-ups- you can ignore the ads if you don't like them. Me, I think it's funny that clicking on a "Christian Singles" ad might give the boys a couple of bucks for booze and whores.

1/27/2006 9:49 PM gmt

Blogger jason said...

Also, we're running Yahoo! ads on a Goooogle service. That makes Mike moist on the inside.

1/27/2006 11:41 PM gmt

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ditch the ads.

I hope Eileen doesn't take it personally, because she seems to be a very sweet girl.

1/28/2006 1:01 AM gmt

Anonymous Anonymous said...

SELLOUTS!! Bring back the ads! We all know you are cocksmoking sellout richkid californian vagina-sailors anyway

1/28/2006 3:10 AM gmt

Blogger Mik3 said...

Nuno has spoken. The ads are gone.

1/29/2006 1:40 PM gmt


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