posted on Apr, 27 2013 @ 03:49 PM
I read about the first page of this thread, and someone mentioned the facebook mentality, but I didn't read the whole thing before writing this now.
Websites aren't free, and the people that run them, especially when they get to a certain size and interest level aren't just doing it for fun or
even devotion to legit honor all the time, all the way. Most everything still exists for profit.
A couple of years ago, it was really fascinating to study facebook's algorithms, they nearly gave themselves away in how they networked and linked
users. It's a lot more complicated now, or maybe it's just gotten to the point it's too obvious and no one even tries to question it anymore. I
don't see a whole lot of ads when I access ATS on the computer, but when I pull up threads on my phone, there's an ad every few posts or so. So,
yeah, I'm sure I a lot of attention is intentionally steered to the more salacious posts.