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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I recently started using it too...
by yoursecretninja on Wed 18th Aug 2010 14:31 UTC
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I had never used Ad Block until about 2 weeks. I actually got used to the web being littered with ads. Used to it enough that I could cope with it anyway.

What drove me over the edge to install Ad Block (and Flash Block) was the advertisers that started using audio in their ads. I'd go to a web page and be bombarded with loud music or an annoying radio-style advertisement. Sometimes I couldn't even tell which ad was producing the offensive noise, with no noticeable volume/mute buttons and no animations which you'd expect to go with the sound.

This crossed my line of acceptance.

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