Linked by David Adams on Fri 19th Mar 2010 21:07 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Online advertising has been a hot topic for the past week or so, with Ars Technica trying out an interesting, somewhat desperate experiment wherein they blocked access to their content for people using Adblock. Of course, if this were to become some kind of movement among publishers, it would probably just spark a technological cat-and-mouse game that would surely be reminiscent of DRM cracking or iPhone jailbreaking. But in their post-mortem, Ars states that it was a worthwhile awareness campaign, and I hope that's true. But I thought it would be a good idea to try to bring the collective OSNews brainpower together and crowdsource the idea of how to raise money for a web site in an age where advertising is increasingly un-viable.
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I see geeks promoting Firefox + Adblock as if they are saving the planet. This type of advocacy occurs more tech sites which then suffer more from poor advertising revenue. If you use Adblock then at least be wise and keep your mouth shut about it.

I don't run Adblock for the same reason I don't pirate. I like supporting the people that produce the content I appreciate.

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