Weblogs Inc’s Jason Calacanis has stated that people who don’t like RSS advertising in full feeds are freaks in an interesting interview with Jen from Jensense.
The interview covers a wide range of contextual advertising questions, of which readers will find of value, but its Calacanis’ attack on those opposed to RSS advertising, such as blog god Dave Winer and a couple of other members of the “A-List”, the same list that Calacanis’ is trying to reform this week with the Blog 500 competition, that is sure to raise eyebrows.
To quote Calacanis:
“Like three folks were upset about RSS ads. Now, we have millions of people coming to our sites every month so we’re not going to stop the revenue for three freaks who want free content without advertising….So, it’s important that when you’re running a business you ignore the freaks and listen to the real fans. Real fans of the site understand you need to make money in order to produce free content, and those real fans even visit the advertisers and buy their products knowing that it will support the product they love.”