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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Overload
by marcus0263 on Wed 18th Aug 2010 21:07 UTC
marcus0263
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2007-06-02

I keep adblock off for OSnews and other sites I frequent that do not have an obscene amount of ads or pop up flash ads. But "if" OSnews or any of the other sites I have whitelisted start going overboard like so many sites I'll turn it back on.

I don't have a problem with ads unless they go way overboard which many sites do. This is also a major reason why I no long subscribe to Cable or Sat TV nor magazines. The constant in your face ads makes any use of the medium useless.

Edited 2010-08-18 21:08 UTC

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