Is advertising really the Web’s ‘original sin’?

by Chris Smith
The Atlantic ran a piece this week that describes advertising as “the original sin” of the Web. “At the end of the day, the business model that got us funded was advertising,” Zuckerman wrote. “The model that got us acquired was analyzing users’ personal homepages so we could better target ads to them.Read the full article

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