October 26, 2001

Ad slump spurs Slashdot to experiment

Author: JT Smith

CNET News.com: "Slashdot.org, the "news for nerds" Web site popular among software developers and Linux
fans, said this week that it plans to use larger ads and offer a subscription service.

When Slashdot increases ad sizes, it plans to introduce a subscription service for people who
want to pay for an ad-free version. Jeff Bates, who runs the site, said Thursday that Slashdot will
launch the new ads and subscription service early next year. The cost of the service has yet to
be determined." Slashdot and NewsForge are part of OSDN, owned by VA Linux.

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