Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Aug 2010 14:02 UTC
Internet & Networking We're still in the slow news period, so let's talk about something we discussed before: blocking advertisements on websites. Up until, well, today, I didn't block ads - not because of some ethical objection or whatever, but simply because I couldn't be bothered to setup AdBlock. Today, after taking a closer look at some of the websites I frequent, I decided to take the plunge and install AdBlock on all my machines. The following set of screenshots should pretty much explain why.
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by Icaria on Wed 18th Aug 2010 15:00 UTC
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Flashblock, sure. Dialup, sure. Mobile browsers, sure but on your broadband-enabled desktop, it's a bit of a dick move to deprive the sites you frequent of their largely exclusive source of income. Especially when, even if you don't consider the content, you're still leeching their bandwidth. I used adblock up until I actually thought it through. I use flashblock simply as a matter of necessity. I didn't want to be the kind of hypocrite who groaned about paywalls popping up, when I helped to create the problem.

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