Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Oct 2013 16:02 UTC, submitted by bowkota

Google back in 2005:

There will be no banner ads on the Google homepage or web search results pages.

Google today:

The company confirmed to the Guardian that it is testing a system with about 30 advertisers in the US in which it shows banner ads for companies including SouthWest Airlines on pages which include them in web search results.

And people wonder why I have zero trust in companies.

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Dunno which one is worse
by ronaldst on Thu 24th Oct 2013 17:37 UTC
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Huge banner ads or the 15 secs unskippable ads on YouTube.

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RE: Dunno which one is worse
by ilovebeer on Thu 24th Oct 2013 19:03 in reply to "Dunno which one is worse"
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I'll gladly take banner ads that I can block over those god damn unskippable youtube ads. It only makes sense that you should expect some degree of unwanted unsolicited advertising in exchange for using a "free" service. But if you're spamming people so bad they're getting ad-rage, maybe there's a better balance to be had.

Btw, paying for email isn't going to alleviate privacy concerns or prevent spam from reaching you.

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quackalist Member since:

What unskippable YouTube ads, I've never seen one or many ads of any sort.

Edited 2013-10-24 19:45 UTC

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lucas_maximus Member since:

The videos are blocked by adblock effectively.

However teh developer of adblock will add an whitelist of ads ... because he had to make a living.

I've donated to him, but I don't think it is sustainable for him.

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