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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RE: CMIIW
by umccullough on Wed 18th Aug 2010 17:13 UTC in reply to "CMIIW"
umccullough
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2006-01-26

Correct me if I'm wrong, but Chrome's version of AdBlock only hides ads; it doesn't actually block them. Well, at least that's how the add-on worked in said browser when I last tried both (that's around 8 or so months ago).


A feature was added to webkit to allow blocking the download of content now - so I believe the current (or upcoming?) version of AdBlock does indeed support blocking of ads entirely.

Personally, I've been using AdThwart, since it also blocks youtube ads allegedly (I haven't really tested this theory), and also worked better at the time that I chose.

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