Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 19th Sep 2015 14:37 UTC
Internet & Networking

Let's talk ad-blocking.

With the arrival of iOS 9, ad-blocking is coming to mobile in a big way, and it's causing a lot of talk all over the web. It is highlighting the internal struggle some feel about the practice, but also the hypocrisy of some of its staunchest proponents. So far, it seems like the real 'bloodbath' isn't taking place where people thought it would be - namely, publishers - but among personalities.

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Thank you
by dgoemans on Sat 19th Sep 2015 16:06 UTC
dgoemans
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2008-08-23

for a very well written article. There will be a third way content providers will tackle this issue, and this is blocking content and shaming those with ad-blockers. This is already common practice in the web games industry and i've noted a few news sites start to do this. The popular dutch tech site, tweakers.net shames ad block users.

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RE: Thank you
by Em_te on Sun 20th Sep 2015 08:38 in reply to "Thank you"
Em_te Member since:
2014-07-23

for a very well written article. There will be a third way content providers will tackle this issue, and this is blocking content and shaming those with ad-blockers. This is already common practice in the web games industry and i've noted a few news sites start to do this. The popular dutch tech site, tweakers.net shames ad block users.

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Yeah I saw that once because a script couldn't load on a webpage I was visiting so that webpage assumed that I had ad blocking on.

In actual fact, I was using my laptop at a friend's office and they block Google on their servers to discourage procrastination. Nothing else was blocked.

The webpage was trying to load JQuery through Google's CDNs.

Edited 2015-09-20 08:46 UTC

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