Medium, and The Reason You Can’t Stand the News Anymore.
Sean Blanda
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Funny thing. I was on the “Internet” in 1983 since I work for the company that created the ARPANET. There was no advertising — and no social media either. We were shocked and horrified when the first advertisements (a.k.a., SPAM) appeared.

All that aside. Advertising is the death of all media — it is the Walmart model of death and dying. If you want to end it, make things into a paying proposition (subscribe !) and use a DNS ad blocker. You can set one up using a Raspberry PI as long as you’re on your home network. Works for all media except those outlets who directly deliver advertising.

AND, subscribe to news sources that make a difference ! Sheesh. Don’t reward them for bad behavior — reward them with subscriptions !

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