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What You Think You Know About the Web Is Wrong

Posted on March 14th, 2014 at 9:14 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment

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If you’re an average reader, I’ve got your attention for 15 seconds, so here goes: We are getting a lot wrong about the web these days. We confuse what people have clicked on for what they’ve read. We mistake sharing for reading. We race towards new trends like native advertising without fixing what was wrong with the old ones and make the same mistakes all over again.

  1. Actually, the article confirmed that what I thought about the web was exactly right. That is, there’s a huge effort to monetize it (and anything I do on or with it). The article didn’t even speak to what else I know which is that there’s mostly a lot of crap on the web (present site and company excluded of course) but if you look around enough you really can find some cool stuff. Also too – the NSA sucks.

  2. I must be thick. I read the article, and the wikipedia entry on “native advertising” and I’m still not sure what it means. Is it like lying “reviews”?

  3. Won’ be long now before the Gospel of Dan Brown gets added to some holy books…

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