Tag Archives: advertising

Suspending promises

A reader contacted me recently to ask why they are seeing ads on the blog now.  It wasn’t that many posts ago I proudly proclaimed the site to be ad-free, after all.  I have, so I have been told, broken … Continue reading

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Facebook to boost engagement with new recursive Like feature

24 October 2015 – San Jose, CA Mark Zuckerburg announced today that Facebook will soon allow its users  to “Like” another user’s “Like” on their own or another timeline. “We have been battling a lengthy and steady decline in compelling … Continue reading

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Live Nude Girls!

There were many topless bars in the town where I grew up but only one fully nude dance club, and it was regionally famous. Bachelor party central.  The tales told by pizza drivers of deliveries there were the stuff of … Continue reading

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No ads!

Over at my IoPT blog I’ve written occasionally about how online ad networks are co-opted by cyber criminals and used to deliver malware.  It is one reason why I’ve never carried ads on T-Rob.net, IoPTConsulting.com, or Ask-An-Aspie.net. But this blog … Continue reading

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Latest revelations concerning the NSA

BREAKING NEWS! It was revealed today in secret documents leaked to this reporter that the US National Security Agency (NSA) is actually a division of Claus Industries, LLC, a company synonymous with its eponymous founder and CEO, Santa Claus. We … Continue reading

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How to make the Internet fun!

Sure the Internet is fun already, but do you want it to be funner?  No problem!  Just follow these steps: Log into all the social networks in which you participate, each in its own browser tab.  This especially includes Facebook … Continue reading

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Spam origin experiment

One of the first things I did when I registered t-rob.net was to set up my new email address.  The second thing I did was to delete the spam email that arrived a moment later. Spam is the scourge of … Continue reading

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Soverign by design

Over at moxytongue.com, Devon writes: I am challenged by questions concerning the structure of #VRM tools that are built for “Me” in a personal data context, versus the structure of #VRM tools that are built for “Us” in a market … Continue reading

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Applying software’s customer interaction models to hardware

If you haven’t heard about Vendor Relationship Management, you should take a look.  As a consumer, VRM gives you more power in the relationships with your vendors, even if they don’t participate.  But for vendors who participate, VRM transforms the … Continue reading

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Advertising humor never gets old

I’m always amused by what gets through the review, edit and approval filters and becomes advertisement.  Take the following from Capital One, for example: Obviously, credit card companies want you to run as much money as possible through the card.  … Continue reading

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