[Mediawiki-l] Google Offers to Host Wikipedia

Paul Johnson baloo at ursine.ca
Mon Feb 14 22:01:54 UTC 2005


On Monday 14 February 2005 01:35 pm, NSK wrote:
> On Monday 14 February 2005 23:14, John Spikowski wrote:
> > The foundation did say that Google will not insert its text based
> > advertising on Wikipedia.
> 
> I wonder why there is so much hostility towards ads.

Because advertising is annoying and intrusive in any form, and we're 
exposed to ads everywhere else.

> I personally click on advertisements every day, sometimes just to 
> surf. I think it would be a great way to support your project if you 
> introduce paid textads. Another possible source of revenue would be 
> ads for amazon books.   

Start your own wiki, put ads on it.  Don't be surprised if it doesn't 
get hits.

-- 
Paul Johnson
baloo at ursine.ca
http://ursine.ca/~baloo/
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