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2022-11-28 9:18:37 AM  
I do that periodically, because it's delicious.

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2022-11-28 9:50:54 AM  
Taboola rasa mo monies?
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Today on "If Jar Jar Binks Was a Wall Street Journal Reporter."
 
2022-11-28 10:13:32 AM  
Taboola is the number on site on my blocklist.
 
2022-11-28 10:36:55 AM  

Flowery Twats: Taboola is the number on site on my blocklist.


Same. I have never understood why legit news sites continue to use it. Yeah, yeah, I know, money. You would think that your reputation might be worth more, but I guess not.
 
2022-11-28 11:03:43 AM  

Flowery Twats: Taboola is the number on site on my blocklist.


Them and Outbrain. Are they still a thing? Nearly every blocklist has them on it. I think even some of the browsers automatically keep them from loading.
 
2022-11-28 11:58:21 AM  
I work in marketing and do not see how Taboola and Outbrain add value to anything. They just fill websites with crappy ads for clickbait websites.
 
2022-11-28 12:29:30 PM  

csi_yellowknife: Flowery Twats: Taboola is the number on site on my blocklist.

Them and Outbrain. Are they still a thing? Nearly every blocklist has them on it. I think even some of the browsers automatically keep them from loading.


Until significantly more than the current 42% of web users decide to use a blocklist, OutBrain and Taboola will continue to be a profitable venture, along with all the outright illegal crap, too.

/Finally installed AdGuard on one of my Linux-based media servers to take the load off my hosts file a month ago
//Had PiHole ready on a RasPi for ages, but couldn't being myself to rely on it
 
2022-11-28 7:26:14 PM  

bostonguy: I work in marketing and do not see how Taboola and Outbrain add value to anything. They just fill websites with crappy ads for clickbait websites.


LesserEvil: Until significantly more than the current 42% of web users decide to use a blocklist, OutBrain and Taboola will continue to be a profitable venture, along with all the outright illegal crap, too.


The Chumbox:  "This is a bucket of chum. Chum is decomposing fish matter that elicits a purely neurological brain stem response in its target consumer: larger fish, like sharks. It signals that they should let go, deploy their nictitating membranes, and chomp down blindly on a morsel of fragrant, life-giving sustenance. Perhaps in a frenzied manner."

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https://www.theawl.com/2015/06/a-complete-taxonomy-of-internet-chum/

csi_yellowknife: Them and Outbrain. Are they still a thing? Nearly every blocklist has them on it. I think even some of the browsers automatically keep them from loading.


Taboola acquired OutBrain in 2020, and inspired the following followup:

"Why are they called chumboxes? Well, chum is fishbait - you throw decomposing fish guts, blood, and bones into the water to lure other fish. A chumbox is like this but for humans online."

https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2020/7/22/21334672/taboola-outbrain-merger-doj-approves-chumbox-clickbait
 
2022-11-28 8:55:53 PM  

Twilight Farkle: bostonguy: I work in marketing and do not see how Taboola and Outbrain add value to anything. They just fill websites with crappy ads for clickbait websites.

LesserEvil: Until significantly more than the current 42% of web users decide to use a blocklist, OutBrain and Taboola will continue to be a profitable venture, along with all the outright illegal crap, too.

The Chumbox:  "This is a bucket of chum. Chum is decomposing fish matter that elicits a purely neurological brain stem response in its target consumer: larger fish, like sharks. It signals that they should let go, deploy their nictitating membranes, and chomp down blindly on a morsel of fragrant, life-giving sustenance. Perhaps in a frenzied manner."

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https://www.theawl.com/2015/06/a-complete-taxonomy-of-internet-chum/

csi_yellowknife: Them and Outbrain. Are they still a thing? Nearly every blocklist has them on it. I think even some of the browsers automatically keep them from loading.

Taboola acquired OutBrain in 2020, and inspired the following followup:

"Why are they called chumboxes? Well, chum is fishbait - you throw decomposing fish guts, blood, and bones into the water to lure other fish. A chumbox is like this but for humans online."

https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2020/7/22/21334672/taboola-outbrain-merger-doj-approves-chumbox-clickbait


Cool read; thanks for sharing.
 
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