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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RE[4]: The elephant in the room
by WereCatf on Sat 19th Sep 2015 18:54 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: The elephant in the room"
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

You're simply ignoring the point.

Everyone thinks that they're less susceptible to ads than most people.

I too feel the inclination to say that, but I have no real reason to think I'm any less deluded than everyone else, and neither do you.


I already listed several reasons. Your average person *does* care about celebrities and brands and doesn't do much if any research on products they buy, and many of them are susceptible to impulse-buying stuff, and they often have the need to "belong" among the people they surround themselves with, thereby being also influenced by peer-pressure. None of that applies to me.

Anyway, surely people unaffected by ads should care about them less, not more.


That's a logical fallacy. Ads can a terrible visual distraction, even if their content don't affect your impulses on what to spend money on.

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Wootery Member since:
2013-11-22

I already listed several reasons. Your average person *does* care about celebrities and brands

Fair point.

and doesn't do much if any research on products they buy


My problem with this is that it's possible that everyone feels the same way. Most drivers thinks they're an above-average driver. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illusory_superiority

many of them are susceptible to impulse-buying stuff, and they often have the need to "belong" among the people they surround themselves with, thereby being also influenced by peer-pressure. None of that applies to me.


Same again. You may very well be right on all points, but my point is that it seems likely that you could ask just about anyone and they'll say they feel the same way.

Ads can a terrible visual distraction, even if their content don't affect your impulses on what to spend money on.


Fair point.

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