Elsewhere and Again

May 5, 2005

Hot on the heels of the recent WordPress fiasco, it looks like Syndic8.com is doing something very similar. Charles Coxhead pointed out that the popular RSS feed index is hosting hundreds of thousands of junk articles, designed to lure search engine traffic to context-sensitive text ads.

Andy, We’re in a new form of capitalism now, using Adsense is a unique way to make a little money off of what many of us put our time into for free. Sure Kottke quits and everyone sends him money, post up a basic generic article with Adsense ads, not disturbing your readers, and everyone wants to chase after you like the Frankenstein monster.