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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Some sites deserve to be paid
by David Lazaro on Wed 18th Aug 2010 17:44 UTC
David Lazaro
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2005-07-07

Taking Thom's examples, I think some sites deserve to get paid. I'm an Ars Technica Subscriber and see no ads there. Their content looks even better without ads and they give you some extras like access to the PDF library and the ability to see articles in a single page.

I think that's the better solution for me as I'm not into installing AdBlok and blocking advertisements.

Some sites look so bad this days due to advertising that I don't visit them at all.

Also, Safari Reader is great for relaxing and reading because text is really big and you can lean on your chair and read from a greater distance.

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