Regarding The Washington Post article published in The Japan Times on Jan. 16, “Advertising tieups allow bloggers to turn their hobbies into dollars”: I disapprove of bloggers being paid money each time someone clicks on an image or product. One possible result of this practice is that bloggers will put in numerous “popular” images. Thus, when many people access and pay money to the blog to see a popular product, the bloggers will earn money, which is not the actual purpose in managing their blogs. In my opinion, bloggers’ hobbies should be turned into sharing products freely anytime and on any site without relating to earning money.
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