Politician Calls for Promotional Platforms to Pay for News Content

One of the first news stories I came across today was ex. Culture Committee Chairman Damien Collins calling for British Ministers to copy the Aussies in making Google and Facebook pay for news content.

This doesn’t really make much sense to me as a nearly 21-year veteran of using the Interweb, as these platforms are mostly intended as a place to promote content with a snippet like the one above in order to help drive traffic to the news websites.

This is a concept so simple that even a Bernie Sanders supporter can make instructional videos about it telling people how to promote their content online, and then make money with it.

They can do this through Google AdSense ads like the ones scattered over this blog, as well as other options such as Amazon Associates, Ebay Partner Platform, Media.net, BuySellsAds + others. Continue reading “Politician Calls for Promotional Platforms to Pay for News Content”

A Funny Thing Happened To Me When I Tried To Post on Twitter Lastnight

Lastnight I tried to share a YouTube video on Twitter, but something a bit weird happened.

The video was about a slightly dodgy electrical heating device made in China, and had the title “Chinese automatic house ignitor. (also available in pink)” and was made by a British Youtuber called Bigclivedotcom. Here it is below for your viewing pleasure:
Unfortunately trying to share it to twitter via either the share button, or copy & pasting the title and url directly into twitter did not go smoothly. Continue reading “A Funny Thing Happened To Me When I Tried To Post on Twitter Lastnight”

More Proof Socialism is Worthless Compared to Capitalism

Shortly after getting my butt out of bed today, and my pacing habit had kicked in I suddenly got wondering what would happen if I put the following words into a well known popular keyword tool.

  • Socialism
  • Capitalism
  • Libertarianism

Pictured below is a screenshot of the results Continue reading “More Proof Socialism is Worthless Compared to Capitalism”

Google Seems To Be Getting Less Useful For Sane People

I’ve started noticing this for the past year or two, and then I tried to do the search for climate articles on Breitbart to back-up something I was answering on Yahoo Answers.

Doing the search for “Site:Breitbart.com + Climate” brought-up jack-sh*t on Google apart from an extract from a biased Wikipedia article. Doing the same search on Bing brought up actual results.

Suddenly Google seems to have worked properly now I’ve tweeted out the issue prior to starting this article.

But I’ve noticed similar issues on Google before, for instance doing searches about Obama admin scandals brings up Snopes as a top result followed by a crap load of results from left-wing rags lightly trying to paper over the scandal.

Snopes used to be a respected sources for debunking BS on the Internet, now it’s not so much it seems:

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Another Conservative MP enters my bad books

The latest addition is Justine Greening, having today been reported in the Telegraph & Daily Mail to be in support of increasing tax on Petrol & Diesel at a time the bloody things (remember, fuel gets taxed twice – fuel duty + V.A.T) need cutting to encourage growth & stop ripping off tax payers by charging more in tax on petrol & diesel than the actual fuel costs. The members of the public commenting below the 2 articles don’t sound too chuffed with her either. So much for the potential she showed looking into the Car Insurance rip-off not so long ago.

The previous MP to get into my bad books being Claire Perry – the one completely oblivious to products such as Net Nanny, Cyber Patrol, the filtering built into ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite & similar products, and even Internet Browsers such as Internet Exploder & Mozilla Firefox. It’s now even built into the Windows7 Operating System, for christ’s sake. The one who wants ISPs to introduce porn filtering as default on their web access packages, similar to the bloody useless one VODAFONE place on their customers that discriminates against people who can only get a Debit Card, not a Credit Card (that’s needed to prove age to get past the sodding filter) + blocks legitimate websites as well as dodgy ones. She was also the one who told the excellent Douglas Carswell MP to f___ off to UKIP, and previously also had an outburst against “Mr Squeaker” Bercow.

Forum spam

This remains a problem that drives webmasters like myself nuts, plenty (but not quite enough) is done about e-mail spammers… but the general opinion is that Law Enforcement & Web Companies don’t give a flying toss about Forum Spam.

Any passing Politicians / Politicians advisors wishing to investigate this problem might want to have a looks at the StopForumSpam Forums to learn about the extent of the problem.