Animated gif ads in RSS feeds aren’t cool

Animated gif ads in RSS feeds aren’t cool: Josh Rubin’s Cool Hunting‘s
RSS feed is the first I recall with an animated .gif ad appearing with
each post. I’m not against ads appearing in RSS feed posts (remember,
I’m a practicing capitalist and in my day-job, quite often, I actually
sell advertising), however I find the blinking animation
jarring in the context of my newsreader. So, while I believe Josh has
every right in the world to include such blinking ads, I have also
exercised my right to remove his feed from my newsreader. There are
better ways to incorporate advertising into RSS feeds than to, in
effect, replicate banner ads.

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