As some of you may remember, late last year I briefly considered running ads on this website, but soon decided against it because the ads seemed too trashy or boring, and therefore distracted and annoyed me. I assume that many regular readers of our webzine had much the same reaction. I’ve never been fervently opposed to advertising, just the wrong sort of advertising.
However, I was recently contacted by someone interested in advertising a new Free Speech-oriented Social Media website called Slug.com.
Given the increasingly severe censorship at Facebook, Twitter, and most other leading Social Media companies, providing such an alternate venue for discussion seems like a very worthwhile project. I don’t use Social Media myself, but I’m sure that the vast majority of the readers of our website do, and this information should be useful to them.
The ads were also quite tasteful and blended well with both the design and purpose of this website, so I gladly accepted the offer to begin running them. Therefore, you may now have noticed their appearance, whether on the Home page, the Sidebar, or interwoven with the comments on discussion-threads. Since this is new to our website, we may make a few adjustments going forward.
Anyway, feel free to provide me your perspectives on the matter.