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Re: It never used to be about money

Newspapers and mags used to make money through physical papers sales and through sales of physical paper adverts. Now that everyone under the age of 50 gets their news through the internet they have to make their money through digital adverts.

Most information sharing sites need some way to pay the server bills - if people won't donate (Wikipedia), subscribe (some newspapers), or buy from you in some other way, then adverts are the only method to keep the servers running.

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