Investor storytime is not exactly advertising, but it is related to advertising. Think of it as an advertising future, or perhaps the world’s most targeted ad.
Both business models involve persuasion. In one of them, you’re asking millions of listeners to hand over a little bit of money. In the other, you’re persuading one or two listeners to hand over millions of money."
This is what Discord is.
> Along the way, we ended up creating one of the most hated tools in the advertiser’s toolkit: the pop-up ad.
Uh oh... *cue dramatic prairie dog*
The one thing that saved me from all that nonsense was an early equivalent of adblock: proxomitron, a man-in-the-middle that you controlled from your PC and stripped away all nasty ads.
Sadly, the author died in a traffic accident and never published the code
> Third, the advertising model tends to centralize the web. Advertisers are desperate to reach large audiences as the reach of any individual channel shrinks.