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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Ad overload
by cmost on Sun 20th Sep 2015 15:17 UTC
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I've been using ad-blockers on my computers since the dawn of the pop-up ad over a decade ago. Frankly, the web is so saturated with ads that I don't even really "see" them any more; my brain doesn't even register their content. On my phone, I simply close them without even thinking about it. I don't think I'm alone in this regard. I have to wonder how many people actually click on ads. Ad-blocking is a personal choice and on Firefox I find that Ad-block Plus is a must-have extension and it does a fantastic job. what I find comical is that now that Apple has introduced ad-blocking, they act as if they invented it.

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