Linked by David Adams on Fri 19th Mar 2010 21:07 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Online advertising has been a hot topic for the past week or so, with Ars Technica trying out an interesting, somewhat desperate experiment wherein they blocked access to their content for people using Adblock. Of course, if this were to become some kind of movement among publishers, it would probably just spark a technological cat-and-mouse game that would surely be reminiscent of DRM cracking or iPhone jailbreaking. But in their post-mortem, Ars states that it was a worthwhile awareness campaign, and I hope that's true. But I thought it would be a good idea to try to bring the collective OSNews brainpower together and crowdsource the idea of how to raise money for a web site in an age where advertising is increasingly un-viable.
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Ads are part of the web
by mlankton on Sat 20th Mar 2010 13:34 UTC
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If I notice an ad it is because I am either interested in the ad, or it is extraordinarily intrusive. Legitimate websites do not use intrusive advertising, therefore obnoxious advertising is an instant notification that the site I have landed on could not possibly have anything for me and I exit.

The ad blocking mentality is typical of a society where the young generation feels entitled to everything without penalty, or on their own terms. Have fun learning that the real world could care less about "your" terms, young people. Grow up. Ad blocking borders on piracy.

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