Internet litter. Blech, just blech.

I spend a few minutes every day looking for interesting golf-related articles to share via my golf association’s Facebook and Twitter feeds.

And wow. There is so much garbage out there. More than ever.

So thanks a lot, all you “get rich on the Internet” types who think you can throw up a website, regurgitate colorless, uninteresting, overly-generalized, zero-value articles and then “monetize” them via Google ads.

Because guess what. I’m sure it works to a point. I’m sure your artful use of keywords will pull in a bit of search engine traffic. I’m sure there are a handful of people who will click on your Twitter links — at least until they learn how little value your links deliver.

But if you think this can pass for a genuine, productive business model, you’re kidding yourself. Nobody is going to stick around long enough to click on your ads if your articles are junk. They’re going to do what I do: read about 5 or 6 words, then go straight to the little x in the left hand corner of the page and go bye-bye.

And while we’re at it, I unfollow Tweeps when the links they serve up keep falling into the garbage category.

Think I’m the only one who wises up after a bit?

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