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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by kittynipples on Mon 21st Sep 2015 03:43 UTC
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While I appreciate the economic realities of providing content on the web that consumers aren't being asked to pay for directly, there is a sort of irony in this whole episode. These web personalities are the same voices who were lecturing the traditional media companies about how they needed to change their business models to fit the realities of the Web; but now that theirs is being threatened, they cry foul.

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