Mashable: where's the website?!?

I sure hope this is not the future of the web. Where’d the website go?

This is what I saw when I visited a recent story on Mashable: 10 Must-Read eBooks for Social Media Lovers. The post title doesn’t even start until the extreme bottom of the page.

I like free content as much as anyone else on the web … but this is perhaps a price too high to pay.

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Note: you can minimize the ad – I understand. But by default it wasn’t. This is definitely interruption marketing.

(I was going to link to this permission marketing story as well, but there’s a 10-second interstitial ad.) I guess I did link to it after all … but consider yourself warned.)


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