The Illusion Of Free

The Illusion of FREE

Facebook has over 2,000,000,000 active users reported in the first quarter of 2018. Two billion users. There’s a good chance that if you’re reading this, you do have a Facebook account. In the light of scandals that reach the light of day when it comes to Facebook’s practices, it’s hard to feel safe and secure when using that platform. Facebook claims it’s free to use for all. But is it, really. Let’s just say you don’t pay with money…  Read more

Monetize Your Blog With Your Community And Targeted Ads

Monetization and ads are always a sensitive topic. I’ve yet to meet a person to say:

I love those ads popping up everywhere on all the websites. The ones that cover the entire site and you have to find the closing ‘x’ are the best!

Ads are usually the thing that blocks the view, pops out of nowhere and more often than not has very little to do with what I’m personally interested in. Generic ads are just bad. People serving them should feel bad about doing it in this age. There’s no nice way of phrasing it, so why bother? Read more