Would You Like to Buy an Ad?
3 October 2022 | 1:14 am

Earlier this year, the fine people at Rogue Amoeba asked if it would be possible to pay for some sponsored posts on Pixel Envy. How does one say no to Rogue Amoeba? Anyway, you probably saw the results of that ask for the company’s twentieth anniversary. I want to publicly thank Rogue Amoeba for taking […]⌥ Permalink

Advertising to Bots
3 October 2022 | 12:48 am

Morgan Meaker, Wired: Advertising didn’t always used to be like this. Augustine Fou, who has been a digital marketer for 25 years, says that in the past decade there’s been an explosion in fake traffic. Fou believes the industry was corrupted around a decade ago, when a series of opaque middlemen entered the scene. “Prior […]⌥ Permalink

The Climate Impact of ‘Freight Sprawl’
3 October 2022 | 12:15 am

Ximena González, the Sprawl: Last year, Vanessa Acevedo worked part time as a driver for Amazon. Using her personal vehicle, a 2014 Ford Fiesta, five times per week she drove the 26 km of Stoney Trail (a.k.a. the ring road) between her home in Redstone, in Calgary’s far northeast, and Amazon’s distribution centre, DCG4, in […]⌥ Permalink


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