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Entrepreneur On Yahoo/Tumblr: It's the Content Readers, Stupid

Aerynvala Re:Indeed (92 comments)

Oh no, they're very good at cracking down on people of color who dare respond to white supremacist hate blogs. /bitter

about a year and a half ago
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Entrepreneur On Yahoo/Tumblr: It's the Content Readers, Stupid

Aerynvala Re:...One revenue of Money maybe (92 comments)

Well most people view tumblr on their dashboard which doesn't have a lot of 'white space' for ads to slip into. I suppose ads could be inserted into your dashboard stream as if they were another blog post, but I think that would cause a serious revolt.

about a year and a half ago
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Entrepreneur On Yahoo/Tumblr: It's the Content Readers, Stupid

Aerynvala Re:Not that easy (92 comments)

I've seen no appreciable change yet on my dashboard. Of greater concern so far are blogs that seek out personal posts and repost them for mocking/abuse.

about a year and a half ago
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Entrepreneur On Yahoo/Tumblr: It's the Content Readers, Stupid

Aerynvala Re:Monitization Guess (92 comments)

Ah, okay...that actually makes a lot of sense. Tumblr itself isn't really suited to advertising. The 'radar' thing is a very tiny vector and easily disregarded.

about a year and a half ago
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Entrepreneur On Yahoo/Tumblr: It's the Content Readers, Stupid

Aerynvala Re:Not that easy (92 comments)

They are frighteningly honest on Tumblr, that's true. I'm just not sure how they're going to be able to turn that information into a selling opportunity without radically altering the interface which would drive a huge portion of the audience away.

about a year and a half ago
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Entrepreneur On Yahoo/Tumblr: It's the Content Readers, Stupid

Aerynvala Not that easy (92 comments)

Tumblr is such a fast moving, weird place that finding the right things to market to the right 'readers' is not going to be as easy as all that. And a great many users are actively hostile to corporate manipulation.

about a year and a half ago
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Med Students Unaware of Their Bias Against Obese Patients

Aerynvala Fat and Fit (446 comments)

is a real thing. Despite how well my mother's bloodwork was all through chemo her doctor kept telling her to lose weight. She was doing amazingly well for someone on chemo and over and over all they could talk about was her weight. It's ridiculous.

about a year and a half ago
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Senator Rand Paul Detained By the TSA

Aerynvala Re:Well, there goes *that* heroin shipment (941 comments)

I always check in as early as possible for just that reason. I don't pay for drinks/snacks on the plane on any airline. But I do get something to drink in the terminal since I can't bring liquids in anymore.

more than 2 years ago
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Senator Rand Paul Detained By the TSA

Aerynvala Re:Well, there goes *that* heroin shipment (941 comments)

I haven't seen in-fight meals in a long time and I refuse to pay $5 for a bag of M&Ms or whatever 'snack' they try to sell.

more than 2 years ago
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Makers Keep Flogging 3D TV, Viewers Keep Shrugging

Aerynvala Re:No thanks (457 comments)

Nope, not bifocals. I'm near-sighted, but not horrifically so and I see close up quite well.

more than 2 years ago
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Makers Keep Flogging 3D TV, Viewers Keep Shrugging

Aerynvala Not just tvs (457 comments)

I've been looking around for a new dvd player that also would let me connect to the internet to stream content. The best one I could find, for my requirements, is also 3D capable. That's a feature I will simply never use, but there is nothing out there comparable that is without 3D. It's ridiculous and wasteful.

more than 2 years ago
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Makers Keep Flogging 3D TV, Viewers Keep Shrugging

Aerynvala Re:No thanks (457 comments)

How nice for you. I wear glasses too and the 3D glasses sit over my prescription glasses and give me a massive headache. Every single type of 3D glasses I've ever tried since having to wear prescription lenses has caused me discomfort to varying degrees.

more than 2 years ago
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Apocalypse Tourism: Where To Celebrate Doomsday?

Aerynvala My travel buddy (233 comments)

and I had thought to take a cruise ship down to Mexico around then, but changed our minds after we realized how many people would be down there. We'll probably just stay home and watch end of the world movies for a week instead.

more than 2 years ago
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Huge Tesla Coils Will Recreate Natural Lightning

Aerynvala Re:Exciting! (199 comments)

I hate writing SyFy for the channel as well. And that's unfortunate re the movie. I can enjoy a certain type of bad movie, when they have fun with it and are at least interesting.

about 3 years ago
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Huge Tesla Coils Will Recreate Natural Lightning

Aerynvala Exciting! (199 comments)

I can't wait for the SyFy movie based on the 'true story' :)

about 3 years ago
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US House 'Creator' of TSA Wants To Kill It

Aerynvala Re:Umm... (681 comments)

That was my first thought. Even if he doesn't own stock/part of a firm, he may well be getting paid to promote them in some other manner.

more than 3 years ago
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Ticketmaster Lets You Sit With Facebook Friends

Aerynvala Re:Why did it take Facebook for them to do this? (58 comments)

What's always vexed me is the whole "best seat" thing that ticketmaster does. Their definition of a best seat and mine tend to differ quite a lot.

more than 3 years ago

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