May 8, 2005

Ads in RSS

Dave Winer argues that ads in news feeds are a bad idea, because the feeds are already opt-in ads.

I am making an issue of this because I don't want to see [the mainstream media supports of RSS] swept up in this lunatic frenzy to spoil a really good thing by a few people who have no idea what they would be spoiling. Basically it's bad economics to spoil a good thing for a couple of incremental bucks today, for zero total bucks later. I get branded a "utopian" for this, which is the way it goes.