This has been a year of transformations for Adpulp. We stopped taking advertising (including paid posts), switched to a new responsive template, secured our hosting setup, loaded Facebook-enabled comments, implemented a micro-payments platform, and now we’ve refreshed our brand identity. The Chronicle of Bright Ideas The new logo was made by Jessica Knedgen, a designer […]
A movement is afoot. Micro media publishers around the globe are starting to use inklpay, a new micropayments service (based in Sydney), to request financial support from readers. The beauty of inkl’s solution is one subscription provides access to a multiplicity of mainstream news sites (the core of inkl’s offering) and access to a growing […]
Unlike larger and more mainstream online publications, AdPulp has the ability to reject online advertising in its current state. Like thousands of other independent publishers across the globe, we pay no rent for an office, no salaries, and no dividends. Having said that, removing advertising from this website is much more than a financial move. […]
After a 13-year ad-sponsored run, AdPulp.com stopped running ads this year. You’re welcome. Now, please sign up for Inkl—the micropayments platform that has the potential to change the score for thousands of indie journalists and publishers like AdPulp.com, while improving the reading experience for millions.
This year, AdPulp.com moved away from being an ad-supported site. The site currently carries no ads at all. We are now 100% publisher supported. We no longer take paid posts, although the offer is there to do so literally every day. And we no longer place banners or text ads on the site. I pay […]
Jaron Lanier, author of Who Owns The Future?, asserts that the rise of digital networks led our economy into recession and decimated the middle class. Looking forward, he says it is time for ordinary people to be rewarded for what they do and share on the web. In an interview with Nieman Lab, Lanier […]
How many cups of coffee do you drink every day? Are you a dog owner? What do you like most about going to a movie theater? Don’t be shy. Inquiring minds at The Google want to know, and they are now paying publishers like Adweek, The New York Daily News and the Texas Tribune, $.05 […]
John Gerzema, Chief Insights Officer for Young & Rubicam, shares some thoughts about the re-emergence of frugal consumers and how micropayments appeal to this growing market segment. Certainly folks are saving more, deleveraging by increasing their savings relative to their spending, but they are also finding new ways to spend. Specifically, a rise in micropayments […]