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 tidux on Sun 20th Sep 2015 03:28 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: The elephant in the room"
tidux
Member since:
2011-08-13

You're simply ignoring the point.

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


I'm less susceptible than most because I see fewer ads than most. I don't watch TV outside of live sports, I ad block on every computing platform I use, and I don't listen to commercial radio. That is what the advertisers are afraid of, people simply not seeing their ads anymore.

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kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

"You're simply ignoring the point.

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


I'm less susceptible than most because I see fewer ads than most.
"

Susceptibility isn't about how many ads you see. If you see just one ad in a year, and it causes you to go buy that thing you don't need, then you are susceptible.

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