July 24, 2007 15 Comments
In the midst of a heated discussion with Mohit about The Long Tail (I think Chris Anderson gets unnecessary credit — It really was the monkey-god Hanuman who taught us what a long and potent tail could do, but that’s another story):
I: The Internet is a classic example of the Long Tail. So, is Google because they are able to monetize all those keywords which will never earn a penny if published in a magazine.
M: I wonder who clicks on the Sponsored Ads in Google.
I: I never do. Do you?
M: I don’t either. I can’t count having clicked more than 5-6 times all my life (that includes clicks by mistake). I think it’s all click-fraud.
I: I don’t know. But that would need to be a big scam!
M: But then, somebody has to be dumb enough to click all those ads.
I: I think it’s the Americans.
PS: If you are an American, please replace the word ‘Americans’ by ‘Commies’. Or should I say: s/Americans/Commies/g?
PPS: This is meant completely as a joke, inspired by their President. Most Americans I have met are very smart people, and continue to wow me.