Episode 3.01 The Ad-Driven Web, Part I

Denny’s, Newspapers, Native Advertising, and Vicious Cycles

In which Stephen and Chris are back at it, with a discussion of the role advertising plays in the modern web—the good, the bad, the ugly, and the wonderfully hilarious. What makes advertising good or bad? How do companies get “native ads” right—and wrong?

Before You Go


  • “Marina and I”, by The Gorgeous Chans. Used by permission.
  • “Winning Slowly Theme” by Chris Krycho. Used by… uh… yeah, we kind of have permission to do whatever we want. Of course, it’s Creative Commons Attribution licensed, meaning so do you. How neat is that?


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