Slashdot Adds Ads to its RSS Feeds

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Imagine our surprise today when, while checking out Slashdot’s RSS feeds (or, as those in the biz like to call it, /. ) we noted a full-colour advertisement exhorting us to check our credit score, and another for Tek Systems. In fact, there is now an advertisement along with every story summary in the Slashdot RSS feed – ads for penny stocks, even ads for Google Chrome.

Now, of course, these are Google Adsense ads, and so Slashdot has no more control over what ads are displayed in their RSS feed than do we on this site (which also uses Google Adsense). So, we are not saying that it’s necessarily bad (or good – we make no value judgememt).

Just that it’s interesting – and unexpected.


What do you think of it?

 

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