Reply to post: Re: It's not like we don't have a micro payment rich alternative ecosystem...

In defence of online ads: The 'net ain't free and you ain't paying

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Re: It's not like we don't have a micro payment rich alternative ecosystem...

"People started complaining about ads when the first flashing GIFs adverts arrived."

Before then there were spam emails and spam postings into unmoderated popular newsgroups. Big name brands outsourced their advertising on the new medium - seduced by promises of reaching a large audience cheaply. In those days you could complain to the originator's ISP and they were warned or banned.

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