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Adolescent Diary Weblogs and the Unseen Audience

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January 27, 2006

This is a test...this is only a test of the AdSense system

I've had some pretty long debates with myself about the value and potential distractions if advertising were added to prolurker. On some levels, it seems too gauche to try to make money from an academic site. However, as the last few months have certainly shown, academic sites cost money too.

Today when I saw Robin Hamman's post about his AdSense use on Cybersoc blog, I had to take notice. Robin reports that his AdSense revenues pay for his hosting services, nice idea. Though, how can ads like this one, found on Cybersoc today, for the London School of Journalism do anything but make a site look more academic.

So after much debate and some visual stimuli from Cybersoc, I have decided to give Google AdSense a try. The ads will be loading on the right sidebar below the awards section. If this doesn't work out or I don't like the look they will be leaving...with announcement of course. I like to leave design footprints on the blog so I and others know what I was up to when I made changes.

Posted by prolurkr at January 27, 2006 05:22 PM

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Hi Lois! I have tried emailing you but for some reason it bounced back on me. I hunted in your sidebars for a current email address but to no avail (you should put a direct link in!!) and on your other home page the email address was the same one that bounced so I don't know what's happening...

Anyway just saying hello and letting you know I tagged you for a meme (optional of course!) Your blog is amazing by the way - so many new exciting bits to it and so pretty! *smile*


Posted by: Anya at January 30, 2006 07:57 AM