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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ads cost me
by lpotter on Sun 20th Sep 2015 04:22 UTC
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Let's look at it from the consumers side:

The receiving of ads costs me money. (bandwidth and use cap)

The receiving of ads slows down page downloads.

Most ads are irrelevant, i.e. I will never buy a Microsoft Surface.

Most ads are annoying. Flashing, moving blinking, getting in front of my eyes.

Why wouldn't I block ads?

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