Thu 23 Mar 2006
The Mycroft Project (which I blogged about previously) has finally reached rollout stage. We've been working feverishly to get this prototype up and running, though like anything alpha, we're expecting some glitches. This week we're rolling out our website and a prototype of the banner that we hope will someday be on thousands of websites as a replacement for web ads. Check it out at the top of this page.
Go ahead, play around with it. Feel free to sign up. Right now we're in the process of looking for volunteer sites to host the banner. It's really simple: you just go to our website, sign up, and drop the auto-generated code-snippet into your website, just like you would do with Google's AdSense. In return we'll advertise that you are in the Mycroft Network, you'll be first in line when we start paying webhosts per-click, and you'll get the satisfaction of knowing you're helping to put an end to the irritation web ads that we all know and love. So if you've got a blog or a website that gets any traffic at all, we'd really appreciate your help.
This is the 'proof-of-concept' phase where we are trying to generate traffic in order to test the system, and develop our algorithms for data quality and incentives. So please use the banner, try to break it, sign up, and come back often. For more information about all of this, please visit mycroftnetwork.com.