Re: Ad Blocking Costing Websites $21B In Revenue, Report Finds
I try to avoid being too preachy, but ad-blocking always seemed to me like such a petty thing to try and stick it to the man with. Video producers, bloggers, developers, and artists all make their living off of the ads on their sites and content, and it doesn't really cost you anything to view them. I would tell my friends who proudly ad-block everything 'don't you want them to be able to keep making more videos?'
That being said, I have come around in some cases and do use ad block for some services. Some video players don't remember your place correctly when they pause for an ad, so you miss minutes of video... and when you try and rewind, you have to watch the ad again! Sorry, not sorry for blocking that. I also don't need to see the same ad dozens of times. If I'm not buying a car this year, the same ad for the same car 30 times isn't going to change anything.