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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by AdamW on Wed 18th Aug 2010 18:53 UTC in reply to "."
AdamW
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2005-07-06

"Mobile browsers, sure but on your broadband-enabled desktop, it's a bit of a dick move to deprive the sites you frequent of their largely exclusive source of income."

Not for old crotchety bastards, it ain't. Those of us who were online in 1992 remember when no-one but ISPs made any money on the internet, and yet we still ran web sites (or, y'know, gopher...) and talked to each other and stuff. My internet's never had any ads on it, thanks.

I provide the bandwidth and content for my blog myself, and offer it to everyone gratis. There's no ads on it. Reciprocally, I'll read your content the same way, ta. Works for everyone, in the end.

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