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 Bobthearch on Mon 21st Sep 2015 10:30 UTC
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If there was a particular product that Thom presonally recommends, I'd be happy to take a glance at a jpeg in the lower corner. Or if the site used a "page sponsored by" approach with a promotional link at the bottom, I wouldn't be opposed.
But what I won't tolerate are flash ads, javascript ads, ad servers and ad networks, video ads, ads with sound, tracking ads, ads that cover content, popup ads, ads for diet scams/sex items/gambling/other dumb shit, and ads that noticeably slow down browsing.

I'm fairly satisfied with the performance of AdBlock Plus combined with Ghostery, and would consider an Apple device when these two become iOS apps.

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