Monday, March 11, 2013


Just when they thought it couldn't get any worse: Suckers using the WordPress platform should be prepared for it to become even suckier, & soon.
When Swisher noted that WordPress doesn’t link its users’ blogs together — suggesting what else to read if you liked a certain post, say — Mullenweg answered that “we’re really excited about starting to do that.”

And while Mullenweg criticized many forms of digital advertising — “print ads are still infinitely better” — he suggested that WordPress might look at offering more native advertising options. WordPress would consider a partnership with a company offering native ad units, he said, if it’s “something really compelling that doesn’t make readers block it…Native advertising is the most interesting thing I’ve seen. At the point where advertising becomes as good as the content that surrounds it, I will applaud it.”
Probably nothing you can do about the incestuous relationships in which WP is already involved.
Disclosure: Automattic, maker of, is backed by True Ventures, a venture capital firm that is an investor in the parent company of this blog, GigaOm. Om Malik, founder of GigaOm, is also a venture partner at True.
On a more personal level, if this unattributed image
from the whores of paidContent is indeed WP CEO Matt Mullenweg, no wonder things are so screwed up at WP. Get a shave & a haircut administered by a professional, then buy a fucking comb, hippie! Also stop smiling like a fucking imbecile, you damned cretin!


Substance McGravitas said...


Weird Dave said...

That would be rich damned cretin to you.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

It's the worst! Except for every other blogging platform, of course.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Except iWeb, which was perfect for me. Although it didn't give me enough power over all your scurrilous and foul mouthed comments.

M. Bouffant said...

Free Speech Editor:
power over all your scurrilous and foul mouthed comments
Fascist!! None of that here, you'll note.