E N Brown
said 4 months, 2 weeks ago:
@rich-brooks @amyhallbiz @kc_kreative @dhsllc
Any unsolicited ads, to me, are unwanted ads. We see this in main stream media all the time – on TV programs and of course the moving ‘tickers’ for many news programs.
Commercialism of the web has been growing stronger since FB gained so much popularity, because they are all about the money and not about the members, per se. And really it was the big box companies coming into the online world for sales that pushed search engines into so many more ads, which btw, they were not opposed to, as of course, that’s also more money for them by way of ads.
NO, social media won’t be ‘killed’ by advertising but it will need to find an avenue that does not depend on ads for revenue.
OH!pinion — many of the ‘free’ items may need to go the way of becoming ‘paid’ services to avoid the ads. I personally don’t think this is a bad idea. I would not mind paying a small amount each month to have automatic social media on websites.
Flip Side — With Chrome and other SE’s having so many add-on apps to share website information, many of the SM sharing platforms of today could go by the wayside to avoid the ads that so many people find distasteful.
I don’t use many of the ‘freebie’ sharing software packages anyway. They can be distracting and when they stop working, you have to fiddle around with them too much (sometimes) to get them working again. I find a physical link to profiles to be more of a “here it is if you want to see” to be more unobtrusive than many of the free sharing packages out there. And because that is unobtrusive and does not suggest “likes” or “+’s” (or whatever) that I get more responses when people are left to think for themselves.