Man y'all ever think about how incredibly stupid it is that the internet is almost entirely financed by advertising. Like, imagine if busses were only paid for using the revenue from bus ads. And if not enough people looked at the ads for Target or a legal firm specializing in slip-and-falls, then their bus route stopped existing. How stupid would that be. That's basically what we're doing right now, but with online.

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@DayGloChainsaw And not just traditional display advertising but surveillance-based adtech. So all the buses have cameras and microphones on them and they're always recording where you embark and disembark and everything you say or do while on the bus.

@aral @DayGloChainsaw That's just the automated version of some guy following you around with a camera and a mic telling you where to shop.

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