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: I for one hate ads...
by woegjiub on Sun 20th Sep 2015 01:35 UTC in reply to "I for one hate ads..."
woegjiub
Member since:
2008-11-25

At least for fashion magazines, the ads effectively *are* the content.

If you buy Vogue, the ads are most of what you're intending to look at, which is why the advertisers spend so much effort in designing beautiful and appealing ads.

If you can't appreciate those, you're not the target demographic.

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RE[2]: I for one hate ads...
by leech on Sun 20th Sep 2015 02:31 in reply to "RE: I for one hate ads..."
leech Member since:
2006-01-10

Well, appreciating an 'ad' is kind of nuts, granted there are some funny ones out there, and occasionally I'll indulge in watching some that were banned, then again you can compare the fashion magazines to any other out there, where they are mostly ads.

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