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Re: Software Billions Club
Posted By: Bill, the Roadie In Response To: Re: Software Billions Club (annon)
Date: Saturday, May 30, 2009, at 6:49 p.m.(pst)
In Response To: Re: Software Billions Club (annon)
>> ...plus half the ad sites don't work or are hard to get on.
Besides, those kind of as sites are ALL sellers, and no buyers. I write this little essay a decade ago about "FFA" ad sites, and it's only gone downhill from there.
They're a hellish invention that newbie amateur marketers confuse for
legitimate on-line commerce.
Imagine a nice, polite, Rotary breakfast networking meeting in a town
where everybody knows each other and has to get along and they also
see each other at the single church in town every Sunday. So they're
polite as they ask each other how to do more business with each other.
That's like most of today's net. [Yeah, I suspect this is an
FFA sites are like a domed football stadium, with the doors locked,
everybody inside is selling something, there's nary a buyer in sight,
and there never will be because each and every one of the 90,000
people in the stadium at any instant is yelling their important
message through a 500 Watt megaphone AT EACH OTHER. As some stadium
inhabitants liquify from the noise and flow down the drains, they're
replaced by more who teleport in, equipped with 1000 Watt megaphones
because they're using the bigger and better FFA_Blaster_2001 because
the old advertising was ineffective so they conclude the way to win is
to YELL LOUDER! That's the FFA industry.
The only winners are the spammers who harvest the poster's addresses
(as if anybody's listening), or sell the spamware that claims there
are 500,000 "search engines" to blast to.
Tragedy of the commons.
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