The Not-Very-Clear-Cut World Of Ads And Ad-Blocking
There's good and bad to the practice of blocking advertisements on the Web.By Evan Thomas | September 19, 2015
Web ads — and the blocking thereof — are complicated. Yes, ads are annoying. But blocking them isn't always good for everyone. (Video via The Wildlife Docs)
Many of your favorite Web publishers generate revenue from ads, and blocking it hurts their bottom line.
Developer Marco Arment pulled a massively successful mobile ad-blocker from Apple's store less than two days after iOS started supporting the tools because it blocked every piece of advertising from everyone. He said that approach was "too blunt." (Video via Apple)