Vibrant Repliesby Art Jacobson on Jun. 16, 2011, under Gannett, Journalism, Vibrant
When I discovered Vibrant advertising linked to The Data Port I sent a polite short note to Vibrant. I enquired how I might be paid on a per-hit basis for their use of, and intrusion into, my posts.
My reality principle is perfectly sound. I didn’t really expect an answer…but what the hey! it was worth a shot. I didn’t at the time realize that Gannett, a powerful communications organization was responsible. I assumed that it must be making enough money from a Joint Operating Agreement with the Star to throw a few bucks in our direction.
I received a courteous boilerplate response from Vibrant, part of which follows:
Can you disable these ads?
Vibrant In-Text Ads are found on over 3,500 premium websites. Some of these websites choose to offer a disable switch. You can find this by going to the website and moving your mouse over a double-underlined word or phrase. Once you see the Vibrant In-Text Ad unit, click on the “?” in the upper right corner. If the website has chosen to offer the disable feature it will be found on this page.
I clicked. No disable feature was offered by Gannett.
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