AdBard network actually do generate revenue. And by the two (very weak) metrics I have, it earns more faster than google ads.
Let's just take a moment to stop and think about how ad supported stuff works. This thought occurred to me when listening to some of my IRC buddies talk about the scripts and apps they were using to interface with ideni.ca. While I think the technical aspect of some of these apps are new, noteworthy and interesting, I'd just like to make sure that everyone takes the time to visit the identi.ca page, reload until they seen an interesting (or not) advertisement and click on it.
I remember when there was this new search engine out there. And my wife enjoyed it so much that she would visit the page and JUST click on the advertising links on the side in order to support them...and they are google. If service companies that we use like identi.ca don't get that revenue it means they must look for other ways, which could be invasive posts in your feed or could be the kind of stuff twitter (yuck) is doing.
Help your favorite open source movement, project, etc. by clicking on their ads to help them get the funding. If you enjoy opensource software and see a chance to help out, not by donations, but clicks, you will actually be helping! do it!
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