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This is a news site that intersperses healthy educational boring
stories with total crap stories about individual instances of of
motivated violence and the like, and then puts so many ads on the
crap story pages that the click through becomes one long infinite
in which you do not receive any information and
time to think about how you should have clicked on one of the
healthy boring stories, and keeps the healthy boring story pages
free so that they are responsive and interactive and intermittently
display free ad-free pornography.
This would entail a software component that may have been
invented here before, one that learns your pornography
preferences and then uses them selectively to encourage you to
make healthier choices online. Advertising is always used as
punishment, it should be used as a reward.
||You had me at -- but you know this.
||I think the mainstream media does this already. Only they keep telling boring stories while airing even more pointless commercials to make money.