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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The obsessive use of ads on most websites today is the reason why adblock is so popular. Just like most mainstream magazines and broadcast media renders their content useless with the shear amount of extreme ads they saturate their content with. They went overboard and adblocking is the result of their greed.

I run a site and I have zero ads other than a couple of causes I champion. But it's small, unobtrusive, unlike in your face flash garbage.

Well, if some media are so greedy that they don't care about they customers, they just deserve one less user in my opinion.

This is one of the reasons why I almost never listen to the radio or watch TV. Though the "mute" button of the TV was a great invention in that regard.

About magazines and newspapers, those I read have again a reasonable amount of ads...

If everyone considered things this way, it would like as a mean of natural selection : only those who have a reasonable ad policy would survive.

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