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(Slate)   From Slate intern to selling a start-up for $25 million in just a few years. Hey, but you got a few greenlights last month, you rock   ( slate.com) divider line
    More: Hero, startup company, online ads, computing platform, selling  
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2014-06-06 02:46:27 PM  
5 votes:
Good for him, but it still bothers me that our best & brightest are focusing their energies on how to get me to click on an ad.
2014-06-06 02:52:12 PM  
4 votes:

tricycleracer: Good for him, but it still bothers me that our best & brightest are focusing their energies on how to get me to click on an ad.


This is my gripe on the state of Tech nowadays. Everyone is obsessed with things that will sell ad space. Instead of working on meaningful problems, big problems, we are spending our minds on how to seduce people for their attention and money.
2014-06-06 02:49:53 PM  
3 votes:
Man sells startup using one weird trick.
2014-06-06 02:29:22 PM  
3 votes:
This may be the first time I've ever said this, but this was the first time I've ever actually wanted a Slate article to be a little longer and have more detail.
2014-06-06 04:49:59 PM  
2 votes:
Stop it. No. Not a hero. Can't have.
2014-06-06 03:41:58 PM  
2 votes:
I think valuing ad pushing software like that baffles me because I so rarely see ads whilst internetting.

The people that bought it must think they can earn well over what they paid for it, but I'm useless to them.
2014-06-06 03:32:05 PM  
2 votes:
Very punchable Brad, very punchable.
2014-06-06 03:30:35 PM  
2 votes:
He created the concept that when I try to navigate away from a website it spams popups that are like... "Hey, don't go!!! Take this survey! Have a coupon! etc etc".

I can't tell you how much I hate popups when I try to navigate away from your shiatty site.  I despise this man.

Merely because he made navigate-away ads popular.  And no, they're not usually blocked by noscript or adblock because they're running off the same domain as the site.
2014-06-06 02:51:53 PM  
2 votes:

JerseyTim: 11. I had 11. That's a bit more than a few.


Well it's easy when you're a TotalFark member.  The challenge is trying to get one greenlit when you're not.
2014-06-06 09:08:16 PM  
1 vote:
This just in: People who can afford to be interns come from higher socioeconomic levels than the average.
2014-06-06 04:54:43 PM  
1 vote:

papatex: Stop it. No. Not a hero. Can't have.


Yeah this. Woo, he gave companies another way to bug us for money. Smart for his personal life. No real gain for society except for bringing us another step closer to dream ads a la Futurama.
2014-06-06 04:08:50 PM  
1 vote:

worlddan: CarnySaur: JerseyTim: 11. I had 11. That's a bit more than a few.

Well it's easy when you're a TotalFark member.  The challenge is trying to get one greenlit when you're not.

Yeah, it's like dog years to human years. One non-total fark greenlit is equal to 40 totalfark greenlits.


I've had ELEVENTY-BRAZILIAN links approved, and I've never been TotalFarked except for that one day!

Yeah, yeah, that's the ticket....
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2014-06-06 03:40:47 PM  
1 vote:

akya: Gary-L: Man sells startup using one weird trick.

That Obama doesn't want you to know about!


I really don't get one of the ads I'm seeing lately. I guess the ad is trying to sell books, but it says "that librarians don't want you to know!". Eh? Why the fark would librarians not want me to be able to get cheap books?

/still not clicking on the ad
2014-06-06 03:22:21 PM  
1 vote:
farkingismybusiness:

What's your secret? And please, in slideshow with GIF accompaniment, with at least 11 slides but not more than 20.

1. Be Fark (tm) funny. *
2. Don't be unfunny.



* otherwise known as "lame".

/FTFY
2014-06-06 03:14:28 PM  
1 vote:

CarnySaur: JerseyTim: 11. I had 11. That's a bit more than a few.

Well it's easy when you're a TotalFark member.  The challenge is trying to get one greenlit when you're not.


Yeah, it's like dog years to human years. One non-total fark greenlit is equal to 40 totalfark greenlits.
2014-06-06 03:13:21 PM  
1 vote:
FTFA:
"One thing that did cut through the exhaustion was a task I'd been anticipating for more than six years: writing the Facebook post in which I announce ...  that I was not in fact an obscure failure ..."

So.... here's where I pause and ask the guy, lets have a little self confidence, eh? Maybe waiting 6 years to try and "show them" isn't what you should concentrate on.
Otherwise you usually end up all shooty when you end up still being a failure because you were more worried about what people think of you of you than who you are.
2014-06-06 03:07:06 PM  
1 vote:
Here is my idea for a get rich quick website: a site where you type in your own star trek captain's oath and it plays it back to you with the music in either Kirk or Picard's voice ©

So someone do that and give me 25%
2014-06-06 02:55:28 PM  
1 vote:

TotallyHeadless: tricycleracer: Good for him, but it still bothers me that our best & brightest are focusing their energies on how to get me to click on an ad.

This is my gripe on the state of Tech nowadays. Everyone is obsessed with things that will sell ad space. Instead of working on meaningful problems, big problems, we are spending our minds on how to seduce people for their attention and money.


Agreed. Welcome to the essence of capitalism. Click here to find out more.
 
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