Friday, April 29, 2011

Mourning

Good Night Sweet Prince:

Engadget's staff is getting out of dodge before the AOL monster sucks all the life out of them.  Here is the link to the New York Times article so you know it's true.

In the mid-90s I thought to myself: Oh, wow it's one of those fancy new compact discs and IT HAS SOFTWARE ON IT THAT WILL LET ME CONNECT TO THE INTERNET!  OM god!

The greatest achievement of a company which knows how to 
bring the internet to your house but not what to do with it.

Sad Making: 

Here is a sad post by Matt about losing his AdSense account.

While I'm not into this whole blogging thing entirely for the money, it would be nice to earn a little something.  I'd be sad if the Google Adsense account I have were to suddenly be suspended as happened to Matt.  I've heard about this happening to other people as well.

So, What Do?: Selling my own ads directly to companies sounds like a lot of work and it would involve a lot of rejection.

I suppose I could add ads on this site from a company other than Google.  Instead of putting all of my eggs in one basket, I could add another basket.

"When god gives you lemons,
you find a new god."
(Above quote comes from the hilarious comedy troop PicnicFace and can be seen here.)


Promise:

Google, I assure you that I am not engaged in any of the following:
  • Adult entertainment oriented products or services (all media types; internet, telephone, printed material, etc)
  • Escort services
  • Internet/mail order/telephone order pharmacies (where fulfillment of medication is performed with an internet or telephone consultation, absent a physical visit with a physician including re-importation of pharmaceuticals from foreign countries.)
  • Internet/mail order/telephone order firearm, weapon, cigarette or tobacco sales
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Occult materials
  • Hate products
  • Lotteries, raffles, or gambling (including online gambling)
  • Collection agencies engaged in the collection of uncollectible debt as defined by the Associations
  • Credit repair agencies
  • Sports forecasting or odds making
  • Any merchant business model for products/services that are solely based on guaranteed "rebate", "refund" or "prize" associated with the sale of those products/services (especially those where the rebate or refund equals or exceeds the product/service purchase price or value)
At least not on this site.


TL;DR: Engadget's dead to me.  Plus, I ponder the potential loss of my AdSense account.

11 comments:

  1. man. i hope non of my click are deemed invalid! that would stinks! mostly because Im really trying to be just a good blogger. sooo... dunno. just hope all goes well. haha.

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  2. I would be bleak if my Adsense account got suspended or terminated :( Blogging is pretty entertaining, but when you earn a little bit of money doing it, it's quite the motivator.

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  3. i still have no idea why they do that. it happened to some blogs i've been following and nobody can see a single reason...

    utubed.blogspot.com

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  4. brings tears to my eyes, engadget is one awesome blog though!

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  5. I had no idea engadget was owned by AOL.

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  6. AOHell sucks ass. I remember trying to help someone out who used it and they had no idea how to use the Internet without the AOL portal. Likewise, I hadn't a clue how to use that bloated piece of crap that AOL forced on it's users.

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  7. Terrible about your friend, hopefully it doesn't happen to you. Good luck!

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  8. I've been following engadget for a long time. Just goes to show you what execs at big companies think about those that put them there.

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  9. Poor Matt =(, but it won't happen to you! Just be blogging frequently :D

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