Marco Arment just published a post on The ethics of modern web ad-blocking.
His opening position is pretty similar to my own, I’ve been a long time advocate of not blocking ads. In the past, I have also put food on the table via ad revenue. Until today, I have been morally opposed to blocking ads has until today.
Nobody could blame the users of yesteryear for killing pop-up ad rates, and nobody should blame the users of 2015 for blocking abusive, intrusive, misleading, and privacy-stealing ads and trackers, even if it’s inconvenient for publishers and web developers.
PS. Ghostery is great!
One reply on “Today I Block Ads”
[…] I started blocking ads over a month ago (based largely on Marco’s advice) and I’m not going back! […]