Named based on the insect due to their similar annoyance profile and business strategy. Not many people are going to like a business that’s name is composed solely of two things they hate.
Advertising is necessary for the Internet to remain free, but annoying the hell out of people is not. This sort of service is like a smack in the face, and helps erode the quality of the internet. As well as helps to set back the progress companies like Google have made with improving the value of advertising for both parties.
Competitor ‘LinkBucks’ at least has the decency to offer a clean design and tasteful advertising, but Adfly deduces that if you’re so desperate for money that you’re willing to shove a advertisements in your links and earn the err of the internet, then you might as well take it to its logical extreme.
Adfly is bad for everyone, it wastes time, causes irritation, and serves no function in society.
While paid URL shortening of any kind is of dubious value at best, Adfly’s dedication to irritation and responsibility for causing hundreds of knock off sites to arise has helped make the internet that much worse. Thanks, Adfly.
Takes vapid and smarmy celebrity gossip style coverage and applies it to everything.
Most of its content is useless twaddle about subjects that matter so little they barely exist. It’s not about adding value, posting what’s accurate, or even entertaining the readership with Gawker–it’s just them seeing how childish they can get away with being. Traditional media coverage isn’t great as is, but the last thing we need is a great step backwards.
Something about being all-digital makes companies think they no longer need any quality control whatsoever. Perhaps they think they are getting on the same level as their audience, but more realistically, they’re pulling their audience down with them.
Their spin-off Gizmo takes juvenile video game and tech coverage and lowers the bar into a whole other dimension of horrible. Their spin-off for a female only audience supposedly acts to counteract popular women’s magazines and their destructive content, but only delivers its own brand of juvelism and anti-intellectualism.
What it ostensibly is: carefully curated content on a variety of subjects. But in reality Boing Boing contains almost no original content and its links are equivalent to typing “random crap” into Google. This “directory of wonderful things” is nothing more than what a few random people feel like posting at any particular time.
Boing Boing could post about nothing but body hair for a week straight and its half-witted readership wouldn’t drop a count. It’s the poor, retarded, crippled person’s StumbleUpon.
Which only further goes to show, if there’s two things the internet loves it’s platitudinous links and inane comments.
Clearly a bona fide internet badass, Maddox is a man that much of the Internet’s beta males wish they could be. His aggressive style and harsh commentary hold nothing back. Except intelligence and entertainment value, of course.
Maddox uses no actual humor, instead relying on insults and a demeaning writing style in an attempt to create interest. And apparently it works beautifully. I’m not sure when “being a jackass” became a form of comedy, but apparently the average internet person finds this quite thrilling.
If you ever feel an intense need to read an article written by a douchebag on how to secretly feel up women, be sure to check out Maddox’s site. Me, though, I’ll get my daily fix of douchebag by going outside and talking to a random person–much more thrilling that way.
Any illusions that people get smarter in college are crushed with a simple glance at this trash. Young males do stupid pranks and females are urged to remove clothing. Very original.
But the sophomoric will never get tired of acting like primates, since they are, primates. I suppose it could be seen as an illustration on how the dumb keep getting dumber (and the smart keep getting smarter).
CollegeHumor destroys the commonly held belief that college has lots of smart people. Or that it makes smart people. Or that it makes people smarter.
Any monkey with a typewriter can get a degree; unfortunately, not many typewriting monkeys can evolve beyond monkeyhood. But that’s alright, because there’s sites like CollegeHumor for them.