Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 19th Sep 2015 14:37 UTC
Internet & Networking

Let's talk ad-blocking.

With the arrival of iOS 9, ad-blocking is coming to mobile in a big way, and it's causing a lot of talk all over the web. It is highlighting the internal struggle some feel about the practice, but also the hypocrisy of some of its staunchest proponents. So far, it seems like the real 'bloodbath' isn't taking place where people thought it would be - namely, publishers - but among personalities.

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RE: The elephant in the room
by kwan_e on Sat 19th Sep 2015 15:33 UTC in reply to "The elephant in the room"
kwan_e
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2007-02-18

3rd parties should not interfere with my web experience without my explicit approval


But your web experience won't exist if the people making the content can't get paid by the ads they serve. At this stage, unless a better solution can come along, ads are a necessary evil.

At this stage, I think the least that can be done is to stop making ads in Flash or in any way animated.

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