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Copyright 2003-4 Randy Charles Morin
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Thu, 14 Oct 2004 16:21:51 GMT
RSS Ads in Radio

Dave Winer: Here's what the new ads in the Engadget feed look like in my aggregator. At first I barely noticed them, then they looked like big glitches, but now that I see them in every post and I am starting to think about unsubbing. That says a lot, because it's become one of my favorite feeds. I honestly don't see why they need ads in their feed, because the feed itself is an ad for Engadget. Every time I read an item there's a (let's say) three percent chance I'll link to it and deliver several hundred readers. There's got to be a better way to pay for the feed.

Randy: I'm using Sauce Reader today and the ads look OK. Click the image to enlarge.

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I don't have any problem with the ads.

In SharpReader they are just a small blurb at the end of the post - not distracting or bothersome at all. In fact, I am happy to see someone monetizing RSS in such a simple way. Much preferable to the ones that send separate ad posts

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