By David Poland firstname.lastname@example.org
Gobsmacked!: Episode 938
LAT to add paid links to stories, blogs
I just find this breathtaking.
One a gut level, I equate these kinds of links to junk e-mail and weight loss banners and flashing ads that ask you to play whack-a-mole in order to force you to click thru. It’s the detritus of the internet.
Year after year, I have refused the many requests from the companies who do this in-content linking to hook up MCN because, simply, it does not serve the reader.
I guess the LA Times is just more desperate for money than I am.
There really needs to be a better answer.