Dude, You’ve Got RSS Advertising!

July 28th, 2006 by Alex

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Ok, this should be the first and last time I write about something that is absolutely unrelated to tFS topics (unless you count the Dell stoner), but I can’t help myself.

If you like to read interesting stuff online, then there’s a high chance Boing Boing is in your RSS feed reader. Recently, RSS advertising has been gaining in popularity and Boing Boing has jumped on the ship. Above is an example why this can be dangerous.

First, you’ve got an article explaining how a Dell laptop battery set itself on fire without warning, filled a company office with smoke, and caused the fire department to be called. Directly below it, you’ve got an advertisement for Dell products.


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