Will search engines married to pay per click programs be the victim of their own success? And will they in the process drag the web down with them? According to these two articles, from Wired and Read Write Web, the Internet is about to become a gigantic casino, whose main goal is to create fake money for fake content. The promise of lots of money for no work has lead to companies like Demand Media, which generate submediocre content on an industrial scale to match the latest search trends online. The problem is that some of these companies have become so good at what they do that their content now dominates the web. Does one of the few technologies that produce hard cash for new media companies, pay per click ads, create the premises for a souless content universe, where words chase dollars and dollars chase words?
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