I didn’t, because I get no ads. Well, very few. That’s because I block ’em.
I’m sympathetic to the “Advertising pays our bills” argument. That’s why I don’t block them all. But I’m not sympathetic to the whizzing, whirring, animated ads you often find. How am I supposed to concentrate my attention on anything with that sort of shit going on? Of course, that’s their intention. THEY want your attention. They don’t get mine.
I’m even less sympathetic to ads with sound!
There are other reasons to block ads too.
- Pages load quicker. Who do you think pays for the bandwidth they use? You do!
- No third-parties looking over your shoulder. Most ads are placed by third-party sites you’ve never heard of and have no intention of visiting. So why let them into your browser?
(I used to use AdBlock Plus. Then they started white-listing sites and generally acting like a mini ad agency themselves. You can read about the controversy here.)
Ads are blocked by default, but click on the icon for other options.
You can easily unblock individual pages, or whole websites.
What difference does it make? Check it out …
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