Little Green Footballs

Friday, November 18, 2005

OSM: What about the ads?

Take a look at the picture to the right Notice anything? There's nothing there, except a small 'advertising' tag.

This is what appears when visitors using Firefox and the 'Adblocker' plugin visit, Charlie J's new blogging venture.

The Adblocker plugin, as the name indicates, blocks adverts, in particular those which are loaded from a known list of ad serving domains such as and

So not only are OSM's ads (a key part of its flimsy business plan) automatically blocked by many web users' browsers, they're obviously not even using their own servers to run ads.

In fact, we suspect they aren't even selling any ads yet: OSM has simply signed up to a few easy ad programs.

So much for the media empire, guys...

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