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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Good Article
by Pro-Competition on Wed 18th Aug 2010 15:14 UTC
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I like when you mark up the screenshots with colors. The way everything is laid out, the ads and navigational crap all blur together in my mind. (I use NoScript on Firefox, so I usually see a lot less junk, but it's still bad enough.)

I also hadn't consciously noticed how big and prevalent those supposedly humorous topical images have become. I think you might need a fourth color for pseudo-content, because they are far too large to be ignored.

Minor language point:

Time to tout my own horn (a weird expression if you ask me, but alas);

Actually, the correct expression is "toot my own horn", which makes a little more sense. ("Toot" means to blow a horn or other wind instrument, typically in short bursts.)

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